Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Christian Kay and Margaret Mackay


This book celebrates the rich diversity of the Scots language and the culture it embodies. It marks two important events in Scots language scholarship: the completion of the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) in 2001 and the publication of its final volumes in 2002. The thirteen chapters that comprise the book cover many aspects of Scottish life as illuminated by the words used to describe it. The writers are linked by the fact that they have all made use of the wealth of information in DOST to advance their research. Their topics include the use of DOST in reading literature, in t ... More

Keywords: Scots language, Scottish life, DOST, early Scotland, homicide, gossip, consumption of cereals, consumption of wine, place names, shipping

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780748622818
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian Kay, author

Margaret Mackay, author