The category of ‘golf’ in a new Historical Thesaurus of Scots

Warth-Szczyglowska, M. (2016) The category of ‘golf’ in a new Historical Thesaurus of Scots. Sport in History, 36(3), pp. 328-349. (doi: 10.1080/17460263.2016.1159601)

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The aim of this paper is to present the category of golf in a new Historical Thesaurus of Scots (HTS). A new project to create a Pilot Historical Thesaurus of Scots (PHiTS) was based at the University of Glasgow. The Historical Thesaurus of Scots is a new resource of Scots containing vocabulary from the twelfth century to the present day, which is organised according to the relationship of synonymy and by semantic category. The thesaurus is based on the semantic information found in an existing digital resource, the Dictionary of the Scots Language, and is entirely digital. The HTS is modelled on the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary (HTOED), the first historical thesaurus for any language, which was compiled at the University of Glasgow and published in 2009. In the pilot phase of the project, which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and which lasted until September 2015, we explored domains which are lexically abundant in Scots. One such domain was sports and games, and this paper will present some initial results of our research, focusing on the game of golf.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Warth-Szczyglowska, Magdalena
Authors: Warth-Szczyglowska, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Sport in History
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1746-0271
Published Online:17 June 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 The Author
First Published:First published in Sport in History 36(3): 328-349
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
649931A Pilot Historical Thesaurus of ScotsSusan RennieArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/L009927/1CRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE