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Jamieson's Dictionary of ScotsThe Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language$
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Susan Rennie

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199639403

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.001.0001

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Models and rivals

Models and rivals

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(p.22) 2 Models and rivals
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Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots
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Susan Rennie

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.003.0002

This chapter places the Dictionary in its historical context, showing how Jamieson drew on a number of separate traditions, both in Scottish and English lexicography. It discusses earlier Scots glossaries, especially that of Thomas Ruddiman, showing how Jamieson used them as key sources and models for the Dictionary. The chapter also outlines previous plans to compile a Scots dictionary, and shows that Jamieson’s was one of a number of rival dictionary projects at the turn of the century.

Keywords:   Scottish lexicography, English lexicography, Thomas Ruddiman

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