A comparison of the language situations of Bavarian and Scots

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Abstract

The article investigates the similarities between Scots and Bavarian in terms of social, historical and sociolinguistic features. It cites particularities which distinguish Bavarian from Standard German and other German varieties. A major difference between Scotland and Bavaria is cited. The parallels between the linguistic situations of Bavaria and Scotland are examined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-101
Number of pages13
JournalScottish Language
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Scots language
  • Bavarian language
  • History
  • Sociolinguistics

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Loester, Barbara. / A comparison of the language situations of Bavarian and Scots. In: Scottish Language. 2009 ; No. 28. pp. 89-101.
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