Dialekt szkocki w świetle badań J. M. Y. Simpsona
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The purpose of the paper is to acquaint and explain to the Polish reader the essence of the Scottish dialect on the basis of the research by J. M. Y. Simpson who has described in a particularly condensed, interesting and intelligible way the phonetic, phonological and accentual features of the Scottish dialect and compared its articulation and functions of phones with the respective realizations in the Received Pronunciation of the English language. The paper discussed also the history of the Scottish dialect, its range and the relation of Scottish English to the Scottish language which is a Gaelic variety of the Celtic language, as well as its relation to the Received Pronunciation of English. As a side note, the reviewing editor offers some remarks referring to the pronunciation of Polish immigrants living in Scotland.