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Place Names as Evidence in the History of Scots

W. F. H. Nicolaisen

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/9780748622818.003.0009
Place Names as Evidence in the History of Scots

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This chapter focuses on place names as evidence in the history of Scots. Specifically, it examines whether the place-name evidence contemporary with the lexical materials contained in the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue confirms the assumption that place names play an important role in elucidating language history. It begins by looking at a name which has been of considerable interest to the author, the name Falkirk.

Keywords: place names; Scottish history; language history; Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue

Chapter.  3639 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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