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SLD Newsletter

for all our friends at home and abroad

Spring/Summer 2013

SLD's speciality is the Scots language and the aim of our Newsletter is to spread the word about some of our latest research, and the resources we provide for everyone interested in Scotland's linguistic culture.

In this issue:


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Latest Research

Firming up the "Old Firm"
Alison Grant investigates this familiar footballing phrase... [more]

Travellers and their languages
Pauline Cairns Speitel gives us a glimpse into this under-researched topic... [more]

Scottish Place-names: Buss
'If we shake the bushes of the sea, then two come along at once': an etymological muddle, teased out by Alison Grant... [more]

A View from Outside: the NRS

Preparing for 2014 in the Digital Age
Stefanie Metze of the National Records of Scotland on some of the ways in which our dictionaries are used... [more]

Focus on...

Upgrading DSL
Ann Ferguson looks at just some of the tasks involved in the project to upgrade the online Dictionary of the Scots Language... [more]

SLD news
SLD news in brief, including obituaries... [more]

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