The Berwickshire Place-Name Resource

Aitken, B., Hough, C. , Taylor, S. and Williamson, E. (2018) The Berwickshire Place-Name Resource. [Website]

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Publisher's URL: https://berwickshire-placenames.glasgow.ac.uk/

Abstract

This resource has been created by the research project Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland: Evidence from place-names, funded by The Leverhulme Trust at the University of Glasgow from 2016 to 2019. Over the course of four years, the project team surveyed the place-names of the historical county of Berwickshire (now part of the Scottish Borders Council Area), collecting and analysing early spellings from medieval and later documents and maps, undertaking fieldwork, and talking to local people, in order to uncover the languages and meanings of the names.

Item Type:Website
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Taylor, Dr Simon and Hough, Professor Carole and Aitken, Mr Brian and Williamson, Dr Eila
Authors: Aitken, B., Hough, C., Taylor, S., and Williamson, E.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
College of Arts > School of Humanities > Celtic and Gaelic

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
692241Recovering the earliest English language in ScotlandCarole HoughLeverhulme Trust (LEVERHUL)RPG-2015-424CRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS