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Jamieson's Dictionary of Scots: The Story of the First Historical Dictionary of the Scots Language

Susan Rennie


John Jamieson’s Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language (1808) was the first complete dictionary of Scots and is a landmark in the development of historical lexicography. This book is the first full‐scale study of Jamieson’s work on both the Dictionary and the later Supplement of 1825. Using Jamieson’s correspondence and surviving manuscript sources, it traces the evolution of the Dictionary project, from Jamieson’s early linguistic fieldwork to the production and promotion of the Dictionary over twenty years later. It discusses Jamieson’s editorial methods and examines in detail the ... More

Keywords: Scots language, Scottish dictionaries, historical lexicography, John Jamieson, Walter Scott

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199639403
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639403.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Susan Rennie, author