Boswell's Scottish dictionary rediscovered

Rennie, S. (2011) Boswell's Scottish dictionary rediscovered. Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America, 32, pp. 94-110.

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Abstract

This paper describes the recent rediscovery by the author of the manuscript materials for James Boswell's Scottish Dictionary: a work which Boswell began in Utrecht in the 1760s, but which he never completed. The surviving manuscript, which was thought to be lost, is now in the Bodleian Library in Oxford. It had been misattributed to the Scottish lexicographer, John Jamieson, in the nineteenth century and subsequently catalogued under Jamieson's name. This paper gives the latest information on the remarkable history of the manuscript, and provides a first glimpse into the lexical riches in contains.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rennie, Dr Susan
Authors: Rennie, S.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Journal Name:Dictionaries: Journal of the Dictionary Society of North America
Publisher:Dictionary Society of North America
ISSN:0197-6745

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