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By Susan Rennie

This is often the 1st complete account of the making of John Jamieson's Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language. The dictionary was once released in volumes in 1808, with a two-volume Supplement following in 1825. Lists of Scots phrases were compiled sooner than, yet Jamieson's was once the 1st whole dictionary of the language. It used to be a landmark within the improvement of old lexicography and was once an idea for later lexicographers, together with Sir James Murray, founding editor of the OED. Susan Rennie's account of Jamieson's paintings and the equipment he constructed interweaves biography, lexicography, and linguistic, social, and booklet heritage to offer a rounded account of the guy, his paintings, and his occasions. it's the first learn to attract on Jamieson's correspondence and the surviving manuscript fabrics for the Dictionary and Supplement to bare Jamieson's operating equipment and the $64000 contributions made via Sir Walter Scott and others to his work.

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