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Perspectives on the older Scottish tongue : a celebration of DUST

Author: Margaret Mackay; Christian J Kay
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh Univ. Press, ©2005.
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This volume celebrates the completion of the monumental Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Mackay; Christian J Kay
ISBN: 0748622810 9780748622818
OCLC Number: 876394207
Description: VIII, 230 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface (Alasdair MacDonald); 1. DOST and the Literary Scholar (Priscilla Bawcutt); 2. The History and Development of DOST (Marace Dareau); 3. 'There is Nothing like a Good Gossip': Baptism, Kinship and Alliance in Early Modern Scotland (Jane Dawson); 4. 'Wyne Confortative': Wine in Scotland from the Thirteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries (Alexander Fenton); 5. Law and Lexicography: The Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and Late Medieval and Early Modern Scottish Shipping Law (A.D.M. Forte); 6. Cereal Terms in the DOST Record (Iseabail Macleod); 7. The Spread of a Word: Scail in Scots, and Sgaoil in Gaelic (Donald Meek); 8. Place Names as Evidence in the History of Scots (Bill Nicolaisen); 9. DOST and MED and the Virtues of Sibling Rivalry (Paul Schaffner); 10. Was It Murder? John Comyn of Badenoch and William, Earl of Douglas (W.H.D. Sellar); 11. Interpreting Scots Measurement Terms: A Cautionary Tale (A.D.C. Simpson); 12. The Use of the Scottish National Dictionaries in the Study of Traditional Building Construction (Bruce Walker); 13. DOST and LAOS - A Caledonian Symbiosis? (Keith Williamson); Overview (William Gillies).
Responsibility: edited by J. Kay and Margaret A. Mackay.


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This collection of essays invites us to share in the vivid and lively culture of which Older Scots was once the living language. This fine collection of essays celebrating the completion of the Read more...

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