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Further Education

Centre for Nordic Studies UHI

Main dialect material is in the Orkney and Shetland Tongues module. Dr Ragnhild Ljosland leads an M.Litt. level module dealing with the ‘Orkney and Shetland languages and dialects, from Pictish times via Old Norse/Norn to Scots and the present day’. The module introduces basic linguistic theories and tools and applies them to the study of the Orkney and Shetland dialects.

Other modules:

The Orkney and Shetland Literature module includes a lot of dialect poetry.

The Traditional Customs and Belief module includes folktales, recordings of tradition and traditional lore, all in dialect.

It is possible to study individual modules on their own.

For more information see the Centre for Nordic Studies website.

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