About the project

The Project Team

Principal Investigator:

Professor Jennifer Smith (University of Glasgow) [website]


Professor David Adger (Queen Mary University London) [website | twitter]

Professor Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh) [website]


Dr E Jamieson (University of Edinburgh) [website | twitter]

Dr Gary Thoms (New York University) [website]

Research assistants:

Dr Shouchun Chien (University of Glasgow) [website]

Frankie Macleod (University of Glasgow)

Systems Developer:

Brian Aitken (University of Glasgow) [website]

Transcription and anonymisation team:

Julia Boardman, Ashley Gordon, Christina Grieg, Ciara Hayes, Derek Henderson, Miriam Krause, Jac Mantle, Erin Park, James Parnell Mooney, Milly Rochow, Sadie Ryan, Ryan Shaw-Hawkins + Jamie Small


The Scots Syntax Atlas (2015-2019) is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)The AHRC funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: history, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, languages, design, heritage, area studies, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98 million to fund research and postgraduate training, in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits and contributes to the economic success of the UK but also to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe.