Scots Words and Place-names
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. We 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).
The results of the SWAP project will add to the word collections of Scottish Language Dictionaries and help to form new dictionaries of the Scots language. They will also contribute to our knowledge of Scots place-names. The information we gather on place-names will be used to populate a comprehensive glossary of Scots place-name elements and to supplement the dictionary-based research which was used to create it.
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).