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SCOTS: Scottish Corpus Of Texts and Speech

SCOTS: Scottish Corpus Of Texts and Speech

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Funded by:  AHRC

Main contact:  Professor John Corbett

Subject area:
English Language - School of Critical Studies, College of Arts

The SCOTS project is the first large-scale project of its kind for Scotland. It provides a large electronic corpus of both written and spoken texts for the languages of Scotland. It has been online since November 2004, and, after regular updates and additions, it reached a total of 4 million words of text in May 2007. It is hoped that SCOTS will allow those interested in Scotland's linguistic diversity, and in Scottish culture and identity, to investigate the languages of Scotland in new ways, and address the gap which presently exists in our knowledge of these. It will also preserve information on these languages for future generations.

Current project director: Dr Wendy Anderson.