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Scottish Language Dictionaries' International Newsletter

Autumn 2011

Our speciality is the Scots language and the aim of our International Newsletter is to spread the word about the resources we provide for everyone interested in Scotland's linguistic culture. In every issue you can read articles featuring particular Scots words, and about how Scots language manifests itself in modern Scotland.

In Issue 10:


SLD News
Our dictionary work continues apace. The SWAP project is nearing completion, and Scots turns up in all sorts of places... [more]

Scots Word: hoast
Have you ever fallen victim to a hoast? Read about this affliction here... [more]


Scottish Traditions: the world of work
Would you know what to do with a yickie-yawkie? Does your name give you a clue as to what your forebears did for a living? ... [more]

Scottish Place-names: A Flash in the Pan?
Alison Grant with a new perspective on 'flash' in place-names... [more]


Travellers and Tissues
Pauline Cairns Speitel investigates an obscure word... [more]

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