Scoor-oot: A Dictionary of Scots Words and Phrases in Current Use (Linguistics: Bloomsbury Academic Collections)

Scoor-oot: A Dictionary of Scots Words and Phrases in Current Use (Linguistics: Bloomsbury Academic Collections)

By: Iseabail Macleod (author), James A. C. Stevenson (author)Hardback

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This dictionary covers a multitude of Scots words and expressions, some of which have entered into English worldwide, some of which are peculiarly Scottish and communicate much about Scotland's unique culture and society. Often light in tone, it offers valuable insight into the linguistic development of Scots.

About Author

James A. C. Stevenson was editor-in-chief of The Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue until his retirement. Iseabail Macleod has been the editorial director of the Scottish National Dictionary Association (1986-2002) and is now editorial consultant at Scottish Language Dictionaries.

Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements A Key to Varieties of Scots A Note on Pronunciation 1 People, Titles and Labels, Parts of the Body 2 Human Attributes, Behaviour 3 Health, Appearance, Dress 4 Eating and Drinking 5 Communication, Speech, Sound 6 Movement, Commotion, Violence 7 Law, Administration 8 Education, Religion, The Supernatural 9 Festivals, Local Customs, Music and Dance 10 Sports and Games 11 Countryside, Nature, Time and Weather 12 Fishing, Farming, Industry, Crafts and Gear 13 Construction, House, Household 14 Grammar Words, Number and Quantity 15 Miscellany Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781474247191
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781474247191
  • weight: 555
  • ISBN10: 1474247199

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