Concise Scots Dictionary

First published in 1985, the new edition of the Concise Scots Dictionary has been revised throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside extensive coverage of older Scots.

Author: Scottish Language Dictionaries

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 147443231X


Page: 912

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First published in 1985, the Concise Scots Dictionary offers a comprehensive single-volume reference. This new edition is the result of thirty years' research and has been revised and updated throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside coverage of older Scots. Combining accessible style, clear layout and durable hardback format, this is a user-friendly and robust dictionary that you can turn to again and again for reference and enjoyment. The dictionary contains: Over 40,000 headwords: 23,000 full entries and 17,000 cross-references Over 1100 words and usages new for this edition, including coverage of Orkney and Shetland Scots Comprehensive coverage of variant spellings and regional forms, including Ulster Scots Extensive cross-referencing allows easy navigation Updated and extended pronunciation information Information on grammar and register shows how and when to use the words Inflected forms, including verb tenses Field labels indicate where a word belongs to a specialist domain Thousands of idioms, phrases, and proverbs Improved and extended information on etymologies Extensive coverage of language, from older Scots to modern-day usage

A Dictionary of Varieties of English

Reference Guide for Varieties of English 391 Aitken , A. J. & Tom McArthur (eds) 1979. Languages of Scotland ... Philological Essays in Scots and Mediæval English Presented to Angus McIntosh . ... The Concise English-Scots Dictionary .

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470656419

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

View: 542


A Dictionary of Varieties of English presents a comprehensive listing of the distinctive dialects and forms of English spoken throughout the contemporary world. Provides an invaluable introduction and guide to current research trends in the field Includes definitions both for the varieties of English and regions they feature, and for terms and concepts derived from a linguistic analysis of these varieties Explores important research issues including the transportation of dialects of English, the rise of ‘New Englishes’, sociolinguistic investigations of various English-speaking locales, and the study of language contact and change. Reflects our increased awareness of global forms of English, and the advances made in the study of varieties of the language in recent decades Creates an invaluable, informative resource for students and scholars alike, spanning the rich and diverse linguistic varieties of the most widely accepted language of international communication

William Auld s La infana raso in Translation English Scots Gaelic

REFERENCE Warrack, Alexander; Chambers's Scots Dictionary, W. & R. Chambers, London, 1959. Macleod, Iseabail & Cairns, Pauline, Editors, Concise English-Scots Dictionary, Polygon, Edinburgh, 1993, ISBN 1902930 04 5.

Author: Girvan McKay


ISBN: 9781326271428

Category: Education

Page: 240

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William Auld is regarded as the most outstanding literary luminary writing in Esperanto. His chief work is La infana raso ("The Infant Race"), on the theme of "the role of the human race in time and the universe" This is essentially the same theme as that of Ezra Pound's Cantos. The present publication provides versions of La infana raso in the three languages spoken in Auld's homeland of Scotland, namely English, Scots and Gaelic. Auld was three times nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics

Other dictionaries in the Scottish Language dictionaries range include The Concise English-Scots Dictionaries. Collins Gem Scots Dictionary is an independent work, treating current vocabulary. All dictionaries of modern Scots, ...


Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080547848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 9000

View: 688


The first edition of ELL (1993, Ron Asher, Editor) was hailed as "the field's standard reference work for a generation". Now the all-new second edition matches ELL's comprehensiveness and high quality, expanded for a new generation, while being the first encyclopedia to really exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics. * The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field * An entirely new work, with new editors, new authors, new topics and newly commissioned articles with a handful of classic articles * The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics through the online edition * Ground-breaking and International in scope and approach * Alphabetically arranged with extensive cross-referencing * Available in print and online, priced separately. The online version will include updates as subjects develop ELL2 includes: * c. 7,500,000 words * c. 11,000 pages * c. 3,000 articles * c. 1,500 figures: 130 halftones and 150 colour * Supplementary audio, video and text files online * c. 3,500 glossary definitions * c. 39,000 references * Extensive list of commonly used abbreviations * List of languages of the world (including information on no. of speakers, language family, etc.) * Approximately 700 biographical entries (now includes contemporary linguists) * 200 language maps in print and online Also available online via ScienceDirect – featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit The first Encyclopedia to exploit the multimedia potential of linguistics Ground-breaking in scope - wider than any predecessor An invaluable resource for researchers, academics, students and professionals in the fields of: linguistics, anthropology, education, psychology, language acquisition, language pathology, cognitive science, sociology, the law, the media, medicine & computer science. The most authoritative, up-to-date, comprehensive, and international reference source in its field

The English Languages

Scots and its Literature . In the Varieties of English Around the World series . Amsterdam and Philadelphia : John Benjamins . MacLeod , Iseabail , and Pauline Cairns . 1993. The Concise English - Scots Dictionary .

Author: Tom McArthur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521485827

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

View: 777


Plural? Monolithic? Legion? - Tom McArthur explores the nature of English in its local and global contexts.

A Source Book for Irish English

1532 1 533 1534 1535 1 536 1 537 1538 1539 1 540 1541 The full title is: The compact Scottish National Dictionary, containing all the ... Etymological dictionary of the Scottish language. ... The concise English-Scots dictionary.

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027272959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 541

View: 591


The current book intends to provide a flexible and comprehensive bibliographical tool to those scholars working or interested in Irish English. A whole range of references (approx. 2,500) relating to Irish English in all its aspects are gathered together here and in the majority of cases annotations are supplied. The book has a detailed introduction dealing the history of Irish English, the documentation available and contains an overview of the themes in Irish English which have occupied linguists working in the field. Various appendixes offer information on the history of Irish English studies and biographical notes on scholars from this area. All the bibliographical material is contained on the accompanying CD-ROM along with appropriate software (Windows, PC) for processing the databases and texts. The databases are fully searchable, information can be exported at will and customised extracts can be created by users from within an intuitive software interface. This bibliography is part of a larger project, called the Irish English Resource Centre. Additions and updates to the bibliography can be found on the centre’s website.