Scots and the bilingual brain

Neil Kirk frae Abertay University: “But research shows that [Scots] speakers behave just like bilinguals: They have very similar patterns of switch costs based on how familiar they are with Scots and English and how often they use them. This suggests these speakers’ brains treat their two varieties just like two languages—and are skilled at switching between them, too. However, because these “dialect” varieties can sometimes be considered low status, their speakers do not often consider themselves as anything other than monolingual speakers of English.”

Scots–Español Poetry Translation Exchange

The Scots–Español Poetry Translation Exchange is a collaboration between Scottish poet Dorothy Lawrenson (University of St Andrews) and Peruvian poet Carlos Llaza (University of Glasgow). This collaboration sees the two poets translating each other’s work into their own respective languages during May and June 2023.

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