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The artist Jolomo, or John Lowry Morrison, explains how Scots words are often ideal to use when he is trying to explain the ideas behind his Expressive Art. Jolomo contrasts the soft words he uses to describe the coasts and countryside with the more guttural words he associates with his black and white childhood in industrial Glasgow.
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24 January 2012

Classroom Ideas

Can be used as an illustrative example when studying dialect as part of a spoken language study. Can also be used as a starting point when studying idiolect. Students watch and discuss the clip focusing on how location can influence aspects of language use. Students could try to identify words and phrases in their own language use that originated in particular places.