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Inside the Dictionary

Susan Rennie

in Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter examines the contents of the Dictionary, including the Preface and Dissertation on the Origin of Scots. In particular, it emphasizes Jamieson’s innovations: his decision to trace the ... More


A diachronic shift in the expression of person 1

Judy B. Bernstein and Raffaella Zanuttini

in Parameter Theory and Linguistic Change

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199659203
eISBN:
9780191745188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659203.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Singular and plural lexical subjects co-occur with verbal -s in Appalachian English, arguably a vestige of the person marking characterizing its ancestor variety, Older Scots. Reminiscent of the ... More


Lancelot of the Laik and the Literary Manuscript Miscellany in 15th- and 16th-century Scotland

Emily Wingfield

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter begins by introducing the most significant features of Scottish literary manuscript miscellanies, such as: their relatively late date, in comparison with surviving miscellanies from ... More


DOST and LAOS: a Caledonian Symbiosis?

Keith Williamson

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter considers the relationship between dictionaries and linguistic atlases, particularly in a historical context. The focus is on the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue and the ... More


Introduction

Alasdair A. MacDonald

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to serve as a companion to the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST). DOST is concerned with the Older Scots ... More


‘A man of Letters’

Susan Rennie

in Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199639403
eISBN:
9780191741920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

This chapter provides a brief biography of Jamieson, describing his major publications and showing how various aspects of his life influenced, and were in turn affected by, his work on the ... More


Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Margaret Connolly and Raluca Radulescu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This volume aims to rethink critical assumptions about a particular type of medieval manuscript: the miscellany. A miscellany is a multi-text manuscript, made up of mixed contents, often in a mixture ... More


DOST and the Literary Scholar

Priscilla Bawcutt

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter describes the ways in which the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) has assisted one scholar, and may, in turn, help others. DOST is obviously valuable to all readers who ... More


Gavin Douglas’s Eneados

Nicola Royan

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0026
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Gavin Douglas’s Eneados is the first complete translation of Virgil’s Aeneid into any form of English. This chapter locates Douglas’s work in Scottish literary culture and European humanism. It ... More


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