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|Title:||Living with the Double Tongue: Modern Poetry in Scots|
Clancy, Thomas Owen
|Citation:||Watson R (2006) Living with the Double Tongue: Modern Poetry in Scots. In: Brown Ian, Clancy Thomas Owen, Manning Susan, Pittock Murray (ed.). The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: Modern Transformations: New Identities (from 1918), (Volume 3). Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, 3, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 163-175.|
|Keywords:||Modern poetry in Scots|
Scots language poetry
Sydney Goodsir Smith
the double tongue
Scots as English's 'other'
|Series/Report no.:||Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature, 3|
|Abstract:||The linguistic pluralism inherent in Scottish cultural identity has made contemporary writers in Scotland peculiarly sensitive to how subjectivity is simultaneously constructed and undone in the precisions and imprecisions of language and in the tangled translations and transitions (and the political and social complexities) between utterance and reception. Such factors are doubly relevant to the unique status of Scots as a literary language, both demotic and constructed, both familiar and estranged, that is both 'other' to, and 'othered' by English. In this respect the 'double tongue' of poetry in Scots has a telling relationship with the instabilities of expression and identity as realised by contemporary writers, who are more concerned with the problematics of personal, existential, political or sexual being than they are with an older generation's interest in recovering a national identity and establishing validating links to an older literary tradition.|
|Rights:||The publisher has granted permission for use of this book chapter in this Repository. The chapter was first published in The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: Modern Transformations: New Identities (from 1918), (Volume 3) by Edinburgh University Press.; Published in The Edinburgh History of Scottish Literature: Modern Transformations: New Identities (from 1918), (Volume 3). Copyright: Edinburgh University Press.|
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