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Description

Stuart Cosgrove discusses how important Scots words are in relation to any discussion about Scottish football. He reflects on his childhood and how the language of the playground was Scots and the language of the classroom was more formal English. He invites the viewers to take pride in their language and continue to celebrate their culture and history by using it.
Blethering Scots
This clip is from:
Blethering Scots, 2
First broadcast:
24 January 2012

Classroom Ideas

Can be used as an illustrative example when studying dialect and accent as part of a spoken language study.
Can also be used as a general example when studying formal and informal register or when studying public attitudes to different registers and as a starting point when studying idiolect. Students watch and discuss the clip focusing on how context and audience can influence aspects of language use. Students try to identify words and phrases in their own language use that change depending on whom they are speaking.