Well, no, but an interesting study on how the brain may processes Scots language. Supports the idea of the Scots-English continuum, that, “depending on the social situation, we can choose Scottish vocabulary items, American vocabulary items, technical vocabulary items, or slang vocabulary items, but we select them from a single lexicon”, bit doesn’t have the result of, as the researcher claims, ‘putting to bed political arguments about language status’. As a letter to the National published the following day put it, “wi aa due respeck till Dr Melinger, she disnae seem tae ken fit Scots is, nor tae spik it, sae I’m nae siccar she is best placed tae dae experiments ettlin tae prove the differ atween Scots an Inglis”, adding , “I doot, na I’m siccar, she hes confusit Scots staunard Inglis wi the Scots leid’.
Melinger, A. (2018). Distinguishing languages from dialects: A litmus test using the picture-word interference task. Cognition, 172, 73-88. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.12.006