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Scotland in Definition: A History of Scottish Dictionaries

Scotland in Definition: A History of Scottish Dictionaries (Paperback)

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This book gives an account of Scots and Gaelic dictionaries and glossaries, and also of the contribution by many Scots to the lexicography of English, from medieval times to the major electronic projects of the twenty-first century. It will appeal to everyone with an interest in language in general and Scotland's languages in particular. Readers will be fascinated by the ways in which poets and scholars through the ages have approached the task of describing their languages, and the influence of their work on popular notions regarding language, notably the contribution which lexicographers have made, and still make, to preserving and developing the Scots and Gaelic tongues through centuries of official neglect and oppression.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectDictionariesLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: John Donald Publishers Ltd Publication Date: 30/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9781906566494  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Iseabail Macleod has many years experience in publishing mainly with Collins and Chambers, later as a freelance editor and as Editorial Director of the Scottish National Dictionary Association (1986 - 2002). She has an MBE for services to Scottish dictionaries and is an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies. J. Derrick McClure is an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen. He was Chairman of the Language Committee, ASLS 1976 - 91, Chairman of the Forum for Research in the Languages of Scotland and Ulster, 1991 - 2009, Chairman of the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Scots Language, 2009 - 10, and has an MBE for services to Scottish culture.

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