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FYI: Portal for the Languages of Scotland


Author: Jean Anderson

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English
Scots

FYI Body: The STELLA Project at the University of Glasgow is planning the development
of a data grid portal to facilitate research in the languages of Scotland.
The project will provide a common, single screen, search interface to
several data sets required by scholars of the languages of Scotland: namely
the Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech, the Dictionary of the Scots
Language, the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue, the Scottish
National Dictionary and the Oxford English Dictionary.

I would welcome comments from linguists. Would you be interested in using
such a portal? Would you like to be involved?

Thanks,
Jean Anderson

University of Glasgow
STELLA, 6 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QH
http://www.arts.gla.ac.uk/SESLL/STELLA
J.Anderson@arts.gla.ac.uk
+44 (0)141 330 4980

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