The History and Development of <i>DOST</i>

M. G. Dareau

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:
The History and Development of DOST

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This chapter presents an account of the history of the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST). The DOST was compiled between 1925 and 2001 according to the historical principles laid down in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). During the first phase, a methodology based on the OED was established. The chapter is divided into four sections identified as those periods which saw substantial innovations affecting the text of the published dictionary (1919–1948, 1948–1981, 1981–1994 and 1994–2001). It includes an outline of the external history as well as those aspects of editorial policy which most closely impinge on external history.

Keywords: history; DOST; Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue; Oxford English Dictionary

Chapter.  8896 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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