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Introduction

Alasdair A. MacDonald

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print April 2005 | ISBN: 9780748622818
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748653362 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0001
Introduction

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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 language, the ancestor of modern Lowland Scots, which — alongside Gaelic and English — is one of the three long-established languages currently used in Scotland. It briefly discusses the origins of Scots. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords: Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue; DOST; Older Scots language; Scotland

Chapter.  1686 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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