William Gillies

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:

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This chapter discusses the completion of the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST) and its many applications. DOST is a matter of palpable national pride for the Scottish public. Possessing DOST along with the Scottish National Dictionary for post-Union usage bring Scotland finally into line with majority of European countries which have a vernacular literary history and historical records worth talking about. The chapter also describes how the lexicographer's work is never truly ends; that even as work on DOST was winding down, there were already mounting piles of slips containing material needed for the revision of earlier parts of the alphabet.

Keywords: Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue; DOST; Scottish National Dictionary

Chapter.  2094 words. 

Subjects: Regional and Area Studies

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