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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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‘A man of Letters’

‘A man of Letters’

(p.1) 1 ‘A man of Letters’
Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots

Susan Rennie

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a brief biography of Jamieson, describing his major publications and showing how various aspects of his life influenced, and were in turn affected by, his work on the Dictionary. In particular, the chapter describes Jamieson’s antiquarian and literary interests, including his early research on place names, his editions of Older Scots texts, and his own Scots poetry. It also discusses Jamieson’s friendship with Scott and other key figures who were to be influential in the development of the Dictionary.

Keywords:   Jamieson, antiquarianism, place names, Older Scots, Walter Scott

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