Scots Words and Place-names (SWAP) aims to engage the Scottish public in talking about the Scots words that they use and hear around them. Any examples of words, their meanings, how they are used and where they are used will help. Project initiators also want to know about the names of places which use Scots words: how they are pronounced; if people know what they mean; whether they appear on maps or are known through word-of-mouth; even how they look (through uploading pictures).
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Scots Words and Place-names
English Language, Critical Studies
College of Arts, University of Glasgow
12 University Gardens
Scots Words and Place-names is funded by JISC, which supports academic projects in order to encourage digital innovation. SWAP is based in the School of Critical Studies, College of Arts, at the University of Glasgow in partnership with the National e-Science Centre (NeSC).
The project is being run in collaboration with Scottish Language Dictionaries and the Scottish Place-Name Society.