Grammar Broonie A Guide Tae Scots Grammar by Susan Rennie, Matthew Fitt
  

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Grammar Broonie A Guide Tae Scots Grammar by Susan Rennie, Matthew Fitt

What is odd about the phrase Scots wha hae? Why do you say you've got the cold in Scots? Is there a difference between ane and yin? Do you say youse to one person or two? These are just some of the questions about Scots that are answered in the Grammar Broonie, the Scottish National Dictionary Association's guide to Scots grammar. This new, expanded edition of the Grammar Broonie includes a special section of classroom exercises by well-known Scots writer and teacher, Matthew Fitt. Intended mainly for use at upper primary and lower secondary level, the Grammar Broonie aims to show that Scots has a distinctive grammar in addition to its rich vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation. The text throughout is written in colloquial Scots. This new edition of the Grammar Broonie: *identifies characteristics of Scots grammar *Explains how Scots differs from English grammar *Includes a table of Scots irregular verbs *Discusses regional variations in spelling and grammar *Draws examples from everyday Scots usage *Uses graphics to highligh important grammar points *Includes grammar exercises for use in the classroom

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[A] useful helper in the classroom ... the explanations are written in a friendly and accessible style, and the activities are entertaining and engaging. The distinct feeling is that the Broonie is on your side ... A textbook written in Scots is a new and interesting experience for both children and teachers. [A] useful helper in the classroom ... the explanations are written in a friendly and accessible style, and the activities are entertaining and engaging. The distinct feeling is that the Broonie is on your side ... A textbook written in Scots is a new and interesting experience for both children and teachers.

About the Author

Susan Rennie has worked on several Scots language reference projects and created print, CD and web materials in Scots for children, including The Electronic Scots School Dictionary (1998) and (co-authored) the Grammar Broonie (2000).

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Format

Paperback
72 pages

Author

Susan Rennie, Matthew Fitt
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Publisher

Polygon at Edinburgh University Press an imprint of Edinburgh University Press

Publication date

1st August 1999

ISBN

9781902930206


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