Recording and celebrating Scots words and phrases

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Recording and celebrating Scots words and phrases

Tuesday 19 November, 2pm

Scots dictionaries first appeared in the wake of 18th-century lists of Scottish terms deemed ‘improper’ by the linguistically insecure and in contemporary glossaries produced to help readers of medieval Scots texts. Dr Rhona Alcorn, CEO at Scottish Language Dictionaries (‘SLD’), traces the history of Scots dictionary-making; her colleague Prof Robert McColl Millar considers how to assess usage of Scots today. They are joined by SLD’s Senior Editor, Pauline Cairns Speitel, who discusses her selections in: ‘100 Favourite Scots Words’, culled from SLD’s long-standing weekly article in the Saturday Herald.


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