Concise Scots Dictionary

Author: Mairi Robinson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781902930008

Category: Reference

Page: 819

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"No area of the world has been viewed by Americans with greater moral disapproval and yet less attention than southern Africa," writes Anthony Lake in the introduction to The "Tar Baby" Option. Feeling that there is much to be learned from an examination of the American response to the Rhodesian problem, he offers a detailed account of America's Southern Rhodesia policy since the Smith government's unilateral declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1965. The book provides information essential to an understanding of the American approach to the current crisis in the region. The author's use of previously undisclosed materials and interviews with U.S. foreign policymakers gives the reader an inside look not only at the Rhodesian question but also at the politics of American foreign policy.
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Concise Scots Dictionary

Author: Scottish Language Dictionaries

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 9781474432313

Category:

Page: 912

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First published in 1985, the Concise Scots Dictionary offers a comprehensive single-volume reference. This new edition is the result of thirty years' research and has been revised and updated throughout to reflect modern Scots usage, alongside coverage of older Scots. Combining accessible style, clear layout and durable hardback format, this is a user-friendly and robust dictionary that you can turn to again and again for reference and enjoyment. The dictionary contains: Over 40,000 headwords: 23,000 full entries and 17,000 cross-references Over 1100 words and usages new for this edition, including coverage of Orkney and Shetland Scots Comprehensive coverage of variant spellings and regional forms, including Ulster Scots Extensive cross-referencing allows easy navigation Updated and extended pronunciation information Information on grammar and register shows how and when to use the words Inflected forms, including verb tenses Field labels indicate where a word belongs to a specialist domain Thousands of idioms, phrases, and proverbs Improved and extended information on etymologies Extensive coverage of language, from older Scots to modern-day usage
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The Concise Dictionary of Scottish Words and Phrases

Author: Betty Kirkpatrick,Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick

Publisher: travelcom press

ISBN: 9781905102884

Category: Scots language

Page: 160

View: 802

The Scots language, like its people, has survived years of influence and change. This volume captures something of the spirit of Scotland with a broad selection of Scots words and phrases that are most likely still to be in use today.
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Wörterbücher / Dictionaries / Dictionnaires. 1. Teilband

Author: Rufus Gouws

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110203340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1108

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Den Gegenstand des Handbuches bildet die Lexikographie und die Wörterbuchforschung, und letztere präsentiert sich in den drei Teilbänden erstmals in ihren verschiedenen Ausprägungen mit einem großen Reichtum an Details, doch zugleich in einer zusammenhängenden und umfassenden Weise: 248 Autoren haben in den Sprachen Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch 349 Artikel geschrieben, welche auf 38 Kapitel verteilt sind. Die Zielsetzung des Handbuches, die sich aus der Lage der Lexikographie und dem Forschungsstand der örterbuchforschung ergibt, ist es die Lexikographie aller Sprachkreise der Erde zu registrieren sowie die der größeren Sprachen, und hier besonders die der europäischen und die ihrer Varietäten, detailliert darzustellen, den Status und die Funktion von lexikographischen Nachschlagewerken, insonderheit die von Sprachwörterbüchern in ihren unterschiedlichen Typen innerhalb der Kultursysteme von Gesellschaften zu beschreiben, die Geschichte der Lexikographie an Beispielen größerer Kulturen zu entwerfen, auf der Grundlage der Kenntnis der gesellschaftlichen Funktionen von Wörterbüchern und der Buchgeschichte und unter Berücksichtigung von Theorien über den Aufbau des Lexikons und seine Stellung im Sprachganzen Ausschnitte zu einer Allgemeinen Theorie der Lexikographie zu liefern, die Methodik der Lexikographie für alle Phasen des lexikographischen Prozesses, von der äußeren Arbeitsorganisation der Wörterbuchkanzleien bis hin zu methodischen Einzelverfahren unter Berücksichtigung des Computereinsatzes darzustellen und weiterzuentwickeln, auf die Unterschiede zwischen den realistischen Möglichkeiten und der gegebenen Realität der lexikographischen Praxis hinzuweisen und aus der Kenntnis von lexikographischen Defiziten Möglichkeiten für qualitative Verbesserungen und aussichtsreiche Perspektiven für neue lexikographische Projekte und metalexikographische Forschungen aufzuzeigen, die primäre und sekundäre Literatur möglichst breit und zuverlässig zu dokumentieren und insgesamt nachhaltig dazu beizutragen, daß die moderne wissenschaftliche Lexikographie zu einer von Wissenschaftlern lehrbaren und von Studenten lernbaren praxisorientierten Disziplin entwickelt wird.
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Current Projects in Historical Lexicography

Author: John Considine

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443821772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Current Projects in Historical Lexicography brings together seven papers by present and recent editors of historical dictionaries and lexical databases. The collection is introduced with an overview of the history of historical lexicography from the ancient world to the present day, with particular emphasis on the major nineteenth-century dictionaries of German, French, English, Dutch, Swedish, and Danish, and on their successors. In the first paper, Javier Martín Arista describes the present state of, and the prospects for, the Nerthus lexical database of Old English. The next two introduce specialized dictionaries of the language of medieval and early modern texts: Fernando Tejedo-Herrero’s comprehensive dictionary of the language of the great thirteenth-century lawcode Siete Partidas, and Juhani Norri’s Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1530. Marijke Mooijaart’s paper discusses the online integration of the four historical dictionaries which cover Dutch from the earliest times to the twentieth century. The next two papers, Stefan Dollinger on the Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles and the Bank of Canadian English, and Maggie Scott on the Concise Scots Dictionary, describe projects to revise twentieth-century historical dictionaries as the language varieties which they register evolve. Finally, Jeremy Bergerson’s paper presents a project for an etymologically rich historical dictionary of Afrikaans. An appendix to the volume comprises two previously unpublished short documents by Katherine Barber and John Considine which bear on the history of the Dictionary of Canadianisms revision project. The contributions to this volume offer a rare set of insights into ongoing lexicographical work, addressing both methodological issues such as inclusion criteria and the balance between diachronic and synchronic coverage, and practical issues such as publication media and funding.
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The Cambridge History of the English Language

Author: Norman Francis Blake,Robert Burchfield,Suzanne Romaine,Roger Lass,John Algeo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521264785

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 685

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Volume 5 covers the dialects of England since 1776, the historical development of English in the former Celtic-speaking countries of Scotland, Wales and Ireland, and English in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and South Asia.
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Representing Place in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1830

From Local to Global

Author: Evan Gottlieb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317065891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Revising traditional 'rise of the nation-state' narratives, this collection explores the development of and interactions among various forms of local, national, and transnational identities and affiliations during the long eighteenth century. By treating place as historically contingent and socially constructed, this volume examines how Britons experienced and related to a landscape altered by agricultural and industrial modernization, political and religious reform, migration, and the building of nascent overseas empires. In mapping the literary and cultural geographies of the long eighteenth century, the volume poses three challenges to common critical assumptions about the relationships among genre, place, and periodization. First, it questions the novel’s exclusive hold on the imagining of national communities by examining how poetry, drama, travel-writing, and various forms of prose fiction each negotiated the relationships between the local, national, and global in distinct ways. Second, it demonstrates how viewing the literature and culture of the long eighteenth century through a broadly conceived lens of place brings to the foreground authors typically considered 'minor' when seen through more traditional aesthetic, cultural, or theoretical optics. Finally, it contextualizes Romanticism’s long-standing associations with the local and the particular, suggesting that literary localism did not originate in the Romantic era, but instead emerged from previous literary and cultural explorations of space and place. Taken together, the essays work to displace the nation-state as a central category of literary and cultural analysis in eighteenth-century studies.
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Scots and its Literature

Author: J. Derrick McClure

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027276056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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Among the topics treated in this collection are the status of Scots as a national language; the orthography of Scots; the actual and potential degree of standardisation of Scots; the debt of the vocabulary of Scots to Gaelic; the use of Scots in fictional dialogue; and the development of Scots as a poetic medium in the modern period. All fourteen articles, written and published between 1979 and 1988, have been extensively revised and updated. J. Derrick McClure is a senior lecturer in the English Department at Aberdeen University and a well-known authority on the history of Scots.
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Scots: Studies in its Literature and Language

Author: John M. Kirk,Iseabail |Macleod

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9401209901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 309

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The skillful use of the Scots language has long been a distinguishing feature of the literatures of Scotland. The essays in this volume make a major contribution to our understanding of the Scots language, past and present, and its written dissemination in poetry, fiction and drama, and in non-literary texts, such as personal letters. They cover aspects of the development of a national literature in the Scots language, and they also give due weight to its international dimension by focusing on translations into Scots from languages as diverse as Greek, Latin and Chinese, and by considering the spread of written Scots to Northern Ireland, the United States of America and Australia. Many of the essays respond to and extend the scholarship of J. Derrick McClure, whose considerable impact on Scottish literary and linguistic studies is surveyed and assessed in this volume.
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Adverbial Clauses in Scots

A Semantic-Syntactic Study

Author: Martina Häcker

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110803828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.
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Pocket Scots Dictionary

Author: Iseabail Macleod,Ruth Martin,Scottish National Dictionary Association,Pauline Cairns

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781902930022

Category: Reference

Page: 360

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Of late, religion seems to be everywhere, suffusing U.S. politics and popular culture and acting as both a unifying and a divisive force. This collection of manifestos, Supreme Court decisions, congressional testimonies, speeches, articles, book excerpts, pastoral letters, interviews, song lyrics, memoirs, and poems reflects the vitality, diversity, and changing nature of religious belief and practice in American public and private life over the last half century. Encompassing a range of perspectives, this book illustrates the ways in which individuals from all along the religious and political spectrum have engaged religion and viewed it as a crucial aspect of society. The anthology begins with documents that reflect the close relationship of religion, especially mainline Protestantism, to essential ideas undergirding Cold War America. Covering both the center and the margins of American religious life, this volume devotes extended attention to how issues of politics, race, gender, and sexuality have influenced the religious mainstream. A series of documents reflects the role of religion and theology in the civil rights, feminist, and gay rights movements as well as in conservative responses. Issues regarding religion and contemporary American culture are explored in documents about the rise of the evangelical movement and the religious right; the impact of "new" (post-1965) immigrant communities on the religious landscape; the popularity of alternative, New Age, and non-Western beliefs; and the relationship between religion and popular culture. The editors conclude with selections exploring major themes of American religious life at the millennium, including both conservative and New Age millennialism, as well as excerpts that speculate on the future of religion in the United States. The documents are grouped by theme into nine chapters and arranged chronologically therein. Each chapter features an extensive introduction providing context for and analysis of the critical issues raised by the primary sources.
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Language in Scotland

Corpus-based Studies

Author: Wendy Anderson

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 940120974X

Category: Computers

Page: 299

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The chapters in this volume take as their focus aspects of three of the languages of Scotland: Scots, Scottish English, and Scottish Gaelic. They present linguistic research which has been made possible by new and developing corpora of these languages: this encompasses work on lexis and lexicogrammar, semantics, pragmatics, orthography, and punctuation. Throughout the volume, the findings of analysis are accompanied by discussion of the methodologies adopted, including issues of corpus design and representativeness, search possibilities, and the complementarity and interoperability of linguistic resources. Together, the chapters present the forefront of the research which is currently being directed towards the linguistics of the languages of Scotland, and point to an exciting future for research driven by ever more refined corpora and related language resources.
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The Scots Fiddle

(Vol 1) Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the North-East & Central Highlands

Author: J. Murray Neil

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906476977

Category: Music

Page: 240

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The first of a three-volume series, The Scots Fiddle --Tunes, Tales &; Traditions. This work combines an extensive and fascinating collection of traditional fiddle music (over 160 tunes) relating to the North-East and Central Highlands together with extensive background narratives and anecdotes on the history, legends and traditions associated with the music; biographical sketches on composers and song-writers and instruction on playing through the provision of bowings and finger-board positions. The book is also illustrated throughout with fine steel engravings. This is not just a music book; it is a book about Scotland with appeal to all interested in her and her cultural traditions. It includes slow airs, pastorals, strathspeys, reels, jigs, hornpipes and marches, some hidden gems from the 18th and 19th-century collections as well as new and previously unpublished compositions.
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The Legal Language of Scottish Burghs

Standardization and Lexical Bundles (1380-1560)

Author: Joanna Kopaczyk

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199945152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

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The first monograph to examine textual standardization patterns in legal and administrative texts on the basis of lexical bundles, drawing from a comprehensive corpus of medieval and early modern legal texts
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The English Languages

Author: Tom McArthur

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521485821

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

View: 5766

Plural? Monolithic? Legion? - Tom McArthur explores the nature of English in its local and global contexts.
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The Scots Fiddle

(Vol 3) Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the Western Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland

Author: J. Murray Neil

Publisher: Neil Wilson Publishing

ISBN: 1906000425

Category: Music

Page: 256

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In the third of a three-volume set of The Scots Fiddle, J. Murray Neil has compiled a collection of the fiddle music of Scotland from the West Highlands, Hebrides, Orkney & Shetland. It includes a wonderful selection of traditional fiddle tunes and song airs that are played and sung wherever Scots meet at festivals and on special occasions. Extensive biographical sketches, narratives and anecdotes accompany the tunes and provide a fascinating insight into the rich inheritance of Scottish and Gaelic culture. Famous fiddler/composers and songwriters, past and present; famous characters and landmarks; history, legends and traditions; language and dialect, poetry and song are represented in a stimulating account.The selection contains over 160 tunes, including airs and pastorals, reels, strathspeys, marches, jigs, hornpipes, waltzes, polkas and minuets. There are melodies by well-known and lesser known fiddler/composers and songwriters, new and unpublished tunes, as well as compositions from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The Scots Fiddle is not only an excellent fiddle music reference book, it is a book about Scotland and should appeal to all those with an interest in their cultural traditions.
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