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Denis Lawson returns to his childhood in rural Perthshire and remembers the week in October when everyone took part in the potato harvest. He reflects that this October week remains a school holiday but few youngsters spend it picking up 'houking tatties' from the ground.
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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 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 try to identify words and phrases in their own language use that originated in particular places.

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