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Nation and Language

  • Robert McColl Millar

Abstract

Like many Scots, I find defining my nationality difficult. If I look at my passport, I see that I am a British subject, resident in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, part of the European Union. From a legal point of view, this is correct. Nowhere on my passport does it mention what I consider my nationality: Scottish. Whilst I am European, it is not an identity I think about regularly. Although I am not offended if someone calls me ‘British’, it is not a term I would use myself.

Keywords

Language Policy Minority Language National Language German Speaker Early Modern Period 
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Copyright information

© Robert McColl Millar 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert McColl Millar
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  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

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