Document 802

Email from Christian

Author(s): Prof Christian Kay

Copyright holder(s): Prof Christian Kay


Dear Wendy

I've just been reading an email from a colleague, who writes:"I have also to consult the Scots Corpus, which I am sure will be a delightful excursion in itself. 'Doon ra corpus' will soon be as much on the lips of Gleska folk as 'doon ra watter'. "

I am rather taken with this expression - it would be nice to have it in the corpus. Could we do this by putting in an email from me to you quoting it, as above?


[CENSORED: name]
[CENSORED: address]
[CENSORED: webaddresses]
[CENSORED: phonenumber]
[CENSORED: faxnumber]

This work is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

The SCOTS Project and the University of Glasgow do not necessarily endorse, support or recommend the views expressed in this document.


Cite this Document

APA Style:

Email from Christian. 2024. In The Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech. Glasgow: University of Glasgow. Retrieved 23 February 2024, from

MLA Style:

"Email from Christian." The Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech. Glasgow: University of Glasgow, 2024. Web. 23 February 2024.

Chicago Style

The Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech, s.v., "Email from Christian," accessed 23 February 2024,

If your style guide prefers a single bibliography entry for this resource, we recommend:

The Scottish Corpus of Texts & Speech. 2024. Glasgow: University of Glasgow.


Information about Document 802

Email from Christian


Text audience

Adults (18+)
Audience size 1
Writer knew intended audience

Text details

Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2005
Word count 86

Text medium


Text setting


Text type



Author details

Author id 606
Title Prof
Forenames Christian
Surname Kay
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 18
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Academic
Place of birth Edinburgh
Region of birth Midlothian
Birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Glasgow
Region of residence Glasgow
Residence CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of residence Scotland
Father's place of birth Leith
Father's region of birth Midlothian
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's place of birth Edinburgh
Mother's region of birth Midlothian
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes All
Scots No Yes No Yes Work