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A reprint of the Introduction to the new ‘Collins Gem Scots Dictionary’, edited by Marian Makins (1995), which describes Scots as ‘the language of Germanic origin spoken by most Scots’. Tom Shearer is the lexicographer who wrote the piece.
JEAN-MARC GACHELIN reflects on implications in articles by a Scot and a fellow Frenchman: Tom McArthur's ‘Models of English’ (ET32, Oct 92) and François Chevillet's reply to it, ‘English or Englishes?’ (ET36, Oct 93)