Book Chapter

Alien Voices From The Street


Watson R (1995) Alien Voices From The Street. In: Gurr A (ed.) Non-Standard Englishes and the New Media. Yearbook of English Studies, 25. Modern Humanities Research Association, pp. 141-155.

First paragraph: Modern Scottish writing in Scots has been characterised by two apparently contradictory impulses: an interest in direct and demotic utterance, and a move towards a degree of linguistic estrangement. In either case, the end result has been to destabilise the cultural and expressive hegemony of ‘standard English’ and to liberate a sense of linguistic and imaginative energy.

Title of seriesYearbook of English Studies
Number in series25
Publication date31/12/1995
PublisherModern Humanities Research Association
ISSN of series0306-2473