Dr Simon Taylor

  • Lecturer (Celtic and Gaelic)

Research interests

Research interests:

  • place-names as historical and linguistic evidence
  • early medieval insular history
  • the cult of saints

Additional information

I hold a 0.5 contract as lecturer, specialising in Scottish onomastics (the study of names), based partly within Celtic & Gaelic (School of Humanities) and partly within English Language & Linguistics (School of Critical Studies). Within the latter I am Co-Investigator on the Leverhulme Trust funded 3-year project Recovering the Earliest English Language in Scotland: the Evidence of Place-Names (REELS), start-date January 2016, which aims to use place-names to investigate the Northumbrian dialect of Old English and its development into Older Scots.

Publications

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Jump to: 2016 | 2015 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997 | 1996 | 1995 | 1994
Number of items: 49.

2016

Taylor, S. (2016) Charting a course through the Scottish namescape. In: Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) 'Names and their Environment'. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 25-29 August 2014. Volume 1, Toponomastics I. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 2-24. ISBN 9780852619476

Taylor, S. (2016) Methodologies in place-name research. In: Hough, C. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming. Series: Oxford handbooks in linguistics. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 69-86. ISBN 9780199656431

2015

Taylor, S. (2015) StronPatnaHachalas or the Oxterhill’: place-names and language-contact in the Beauly area, Inverness-shire. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 9, pp. 63-82.

Taylor, S. (2015) The medieval parish in Scotland. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 8, pp. 93-114.

2012

Davies, J.R., Sharpe, R., and Taylor, S. (2012) Comforting sentences from the warming room at Inchcolm abbey. Innes Review, 63(2), pp. 260-266. (doi:10.3366/inr.2012.0041)

Taylor, S., and Markus, G. (2012) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 5, Discussions, Glossaries and Edited Texts. Shaun Tyas: Donington, UK. ISBN 9781907730085

2011

Taylor, S. (2011) Pictish place-names revisited. In: Driscoll, S.T., Geddes, J. and Hall, M.A. (eds.) Pictish Progress: New Studies on Northern Britain in the Early Middle Ages. Series: The Northern World (50). Brill: Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 67-118. ISBN 9789004187597

Taylor, S. (2011) Placename studies in Scotland and the Onomasticon. In: Murray, K. and Ó Riain, P. (eds.) Edmund Hogan's Onomasticon Goedelicum : Reconsiderations. Series: Subsidiary series (23). Irish Texts Society = Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge: London, pp. 103-116. ISBN 9781870166683

2010

Taylor, S., and Markus, G. (2010) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 4, North Fife Between Eden and Tay. Shaun Tyas: Donington. ISBN 9781907730061

2009

Taylor, S. (2009) The trenches at Falkland, Fife: a legacy of royal deer-management? In: James, H. and Moore, P. (eds.) Carmarthenshire and Beyond: Studies in History and Archaeology in Memory of Terry James. Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society, pp. 235-244. ISBN 9780906972052

Taylor, S. (2009) Place-names of Lesmahagow. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 3, pp. 65-106.

Taylor, S., and Márkus, G. (2009) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 3, St Andrews and the East Neuk. Shaun Tyas: Donington,. ISBN 9781900289979

Taylor, S. (2009) Ayrshire Place-Names: a rich seam still to mine. Ayrshire Notes(38), pp. 4-18.

2008

Taylor, S. (2008) The toponymic landscape of the Gaelic notes in the Book of Deer. In: Forsyth, K. (ed.) Studies on the Book of Deer. Four Courts Press: Dublin, Ireland, pp. 275-308. ISBN 9781851825691

Taylor, S., and Márkus, G. (2008) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 2, Central Fife Between the Rivers Leven and Eden. Shaun Tyas: Donington, UK. ISBN 9781900289931

Taylor, S. (2008) Pilkembare and pluck the craw: verbal place-names in Scotland. In: Padel, O.J. and Parsons, D.N. (eds.) A Commodity of Good Names: Essays in Honour of Margaret Gelling. Shaun Tyas: Donington. ISBN 9781900289900

2007

Henery, R., and Taylor, S. (2007) Pitmiclardie in Fife. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 1, pp. 148-150.

Taylor, S. (2007) Sliabh in Scottish place-names: its meaning and chronology. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 1,

Taylor, S. (2007) Gaelic in Glasgow: the onomastic evidence. In: Kidd, S.M. (ed.) Glasgow: Baile Mor Nan Gaidheal: City of the Gaels. Roinn na Ceiltis, Oilthigh Ghlaschu: Glasgow, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9780903204231

Taylor, S. (2007) The rock of the Irishmen: an early place-name tale from Fife and Kinross. In: Smith, B.B., Taylor, S. and Williams, G. (eds.) West over Sea: Studies in Scandinavian Sea-borne Expansion and Settlement before 1300: a Festschrift in Honour of Dr. Barbara E. Crawford. Series: Northern world (31). Brill: Leiden, pp. 497-514. ISBN 9789004158931

2006

Taylor, S., and Markus, G. (2006) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 1, West Fife between Leven and Forth. Shaun Tyas: Donington. ISBN 9781900289771

Taylor, S. (2006) Place-names in the historical landscape: changing land use in the Howe of Fife. In: Woolf, A. (ed.) Landscape and Environment in Dark Age Scotland. Series: St. John's House papers (11). The Committee for Dark Age Studies, University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews, pp. 75-90. ISBN 9780951257364

Taylor, S. (2006) The early history and languages of West Dunbartonshire. In: Brown, I. (ed.) Changing Identities, Ancient Roots: the History of West Dunbartonshire from Earliest Times. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 12-41. ISBN 9780748625604

2005

Taylor, S. (2005) The Abernethy foundation account & its place-names. History Scotland, 5(4), pp. 14-16.

2004

Taylor, S. (2004) Celtic place-names of Clackmannanshire. History Scotland, 4(4), pp. 13-17.

Taylor, S. (2004) The Anderson Century: 100 Years of Medieval Scottish Scholarship 1903-2002. Series: Anderson memorial lecture series, 1. The Committee for Dark-Age Studies: St Andrews. ISBN 9780951257357

Taylor, S. (2004) Scandinavians in central Scotland: by-place-names and their context. In: Williams, G. and Bibire, P. (eds.) Sagas, Saints and Settlements. Series: Northern world (11). Brill: Leiden, pp. 125-145. ISBN 9004138072

2003

Taylor, S. (2003) Place-names and archaeology. History Scotland, 3(6), pp. 50-53.

Taylor, S. (2003) Place-names: Lickerstane: meanings & myths. History Scotland, 3(2), pp. 49-52.

Taylor, S., and Crawford, B.E. (2003) The southern frontier of Norse settlement in north Scotland: place-names and history. Northern Scotland, 23, pp. 1-76.

2002

Taylor, S. (2002) Place-names and the changing landscape: the Howe of Fife, a case study. History Scotland, 2(3), pp. 49-51.

Taylor, S. (2002) Reading the map: understanding Scottish place-names. History Scotland, 2(1),

Taylor, S. (2002) Stormont, the name and the place. History Scotland, 2(5), pp. 44-47.

Taylor, S. (2002) What's in a name? Norse in the islands. History Scotland, 2(2), pp. 42-45.

Taylor, S. (2002) The element 'sliabh' and the rhinns of Galloway or place-names and history: a case study. History Scotland, 2(6), pp. 49-52.

2001

Taylor, S., and Wentworth, R. (2001) Pont and place-names. In: Cunningham, I.C. (ed.) The Nation Survey'd: Essays on Late Sixteenth-Century Scotland as Depicted by Timothy Pont. Tuckwell Press in association with National Library of Scotland: East Linton, pp. 55-76. ISBN 9781862321984

Taylor, S. (2001) The cult of St Fillan in Scotland. In: Liszka, T.R. and Walker, L.E.M. (eds.) The North Sea World in the Middle Ages: Studies in the Cultural History of North-Western Europe. Four Courts: Dublin, pp. 175-210. ISBN 1851825614

2000

Taylor, S. (2000) Columba east of Drumalban: some aspects of the cult of Columba in eastern Scotland. Innes Review, 51(2), pp. 109-130.

Taylor, S. (2000) Place-names of Fife. In: Omand, D. (ed.) The Fife Book. Birlinn: Edinburgh, pp. 205-220. ISBN 9781841580234

Taylor, S. (2000) The coming of the Augustinians to St Andrews and version B of the St Andrews' foundation legend. In: Taylor, S. (ed.) Kings, Clerics and Chronicles in Scotland, 500-1297: Essays in Honour of Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson on the Occasion of her Ninetieth Birthday. Four Courts: Dublin, pp. 115-123. ISBN 1851825169

1999

Taylor, S. (1999) Seventh-century Iona abbots in Scottish place names. In: Broun, D. and Clancy, T.O. (eds.) Spes Scotorum: Hope of Scots : Saint Columba, Iona and Scotland. T. and T. Clark: Edinburgh, pp. 35-70. ISBN 9780567086822

1998

Hall, D., Henderson, I., and Taylor, S. (1998) A sculptured fragment from Pittensorn Farm, Gellyburn, Perthshire. Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 4, pp. 129-144.

Taylor, S. (1998) Place-names and the early church in Scotland. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 28, pp. 1-22.

Taylor, S., and Henderson, M. (1998) The medieval marches of Wester Kinnear, Kilmany Parish, Fife. Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 4, pp. 232-247.

1997

Taylor, S. (1997) Generic element variation, with special reference to eastern Scottish place-names. Nomina: Journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, 20, pp. 5-22.

1996

Taylor, S. (1996) Place-names and the early church in eastern Scotland. In: Crawford, B.E. (ed.) Scotland in Dark Age Britain. Series: St John's House papers (6). Scottish Cultural Press: Aberdeen, pp. 93-110. ISBN 9781898218616

1995

Taylor, S. (1995) The Scandinavians in Fife and Kinross: the onomastic evidence. In: Crawford, B.E. (ed.) Scandinavian Settlement in Northern Britain: Thirteen Studies of Place-names in their Historical Context. Leicester University Press: London, pp. 141-167. ISBN 071851923X

1994

Taylor, S. (1994) Babbet and bridin pudding or polyglot Fife in the Middle Ages. Nomina: Journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, 17, pp. 99-118.

Taylor, S. (1994) Some early Scottish place-names and Queen Margaret. Scottish Language, 13, pp. 1-17.

This list was generated on Tue Dec 6 04:19:38 2016 GMT.
Number of items: 49.

Articles

Taylor, S. (2015) StronPatnaHachalas or the Oxterhill’: place-names and language-contact in the Beauly area, Inverness-shire. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 9, pp. 63-82.

Taylor, S. (2015) The medieval parish in Scotland. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 8, pp. 93-114.

Davies, J.R., Sharpe, R., and Taylor, S. (2012) Comforting sentences from the warming room at Inchcolm abbey. Innes Review, 63(2), pp. 260-266. (doi:10.3366/inr.2012.0041)

Taylor, S. (2009) Place-names of Lesmahagow. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 3, pp. 65-106.

Taylor, S. (2009) Ayrshire Place-Names: a rich seam still to mine. Ayrshire Notes(38), pp. 4-18.

Henery, R., and Taylor, S. (2007) Pitmiclardie in Fife. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 1, pp. 148-150.

Taylor, S. (2007) Sliabh in Scottish place-names: its meaning and chronology. Journal of Scottish Name Studies, 1,

Taylor, S. (2005) The Abernethy foundation account & its place-names. History Scotland, 5(4), pp. 14-16.

Taylor, S. (2004) Celtic place-names of Clackmannanshire. History Scotland, 4(4), pp. 13-17.

Taylor, S. (2003) Place-names and archaeology. History Scotland, 3(6), pp. 50-53.

Taylor, S. (2003) Place-names: Lickerstane: meanings & myths. History Scotland, 3(2), pp. 49-52.

Taylor, S., and Crawford, B.E. (2003) The southern frontier of Norse settlement in north Scotland: place-names and history. Northern Scotland, 23, pp. 1-76.

Taylor, S. (2002) Place-names and the changing landscape: the Howe of Fife, a case study. History Scotland, 2(3), pp. 49-51.

Taylor, S. (2002) Reading the map: understanding Scottish place-names. History Scotland, 2(1),

Taylor, S. (2002) Stormont, the name and the place. History Scotland, 2(5), pp. 44-47.

Taylor, S. (2002) What's in a name? Norse in the islands. History Scotland, 2(2), pp. 42-45.

Taylor, S. (2002) The element 'sliabh' and the rhinns of Galloway or place-names and history: a case study. History Scotland, 2(6), pp. 49-52.

Taylor, S. (2000) Columba east of Drumalban: some aspects of the cult of Columba in eastern Scotland. Innes Review, 51(2), pp. 109-130.

Hall, D., Henderson, I., and Taylor, S. (1998) A sculptured fragment from Pittensorn Farm, Gellyburn, Perthshire. Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 4, pp. 129-144.

Taylor, S. (1998) Place-names and the early church in Scotland. Records of the Scottish Church History Society, 28, pp. 1-22.

Taylor, S., and Henderson, M. (1998) The medieval marches of Wester Kinnear, Kilmany Parish, Fife. Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal, 4, pp. 232-247.

Taylor, S. (1997) Generic element variation, with special reference to eastern Scottish place-names. Nomina: Journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, 20, pp. 5-22.

Taylor, S. (1994) Babbet and bridin pudding or polyglot Fife in the Middle Ages. Nomina: Journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, 17, pp. 99-118.

Taylor, S. (1994) Some early Scottish place-names and Queen Margaret. Scottish Language, 13, pp. 1-17.

Books

Taylor, S., and Markus, G. (2012) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 5, Discussions, Glossaries and Edited Texts. Shaun Tyas: Donington, UK. ISBN 9781907730085

Taylor, S., and Markus, G. (2010) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 4, North Fife Between Eden and Tay. Shaun Tyas: Donington. ISBN 9781907730061

Taylor, S., and Márkus, G. (2009) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 3, St Andrews and the East Neuk. Shaun Tyas: Donington,. ISBN 9781900289979

Taylor, S., and Márkus, G. (2008) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 2, Central Fife Between the Rivers Leven and Eden. Shaun Tyas: Donington, UK. ISBN 9781900289931

Taylor, S., and Markus, G. (2006) The Place-Names of Fife. Vol. 1, West Fife between Leven and Forth. Shaun Tyas: Donington. ISBN 9781900289771

Taylor, S. (2004) The Anderson Century: 100 Years of Medieval Scottish Scholarship 1903-2002. Series: Anderson memorial lecture series, 1. The Committee for Dark-Age Studies: St Andrews. ISBN 9780951257357

Book Sections

Taylor, S. (2016) Charting a course through the Scottish namescape. In: Hough, C. and Izdebska, D. (eds.) 'Names and their Environment'. Proceedings of the 25th International Congress of Onomastic Sciences, Glasgow, 25-29 August 2014. Volume 1, Toponomastics I. University of Glasgow: Glasgow, pp. 2-24. ISBN 9780852619476

Taylor, S. (2016) Methodologies in place-name research. In: Hough, C. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Names and Naming. Series: Oxford handbooks in linguistics. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 69-86. ISBN 9780199656431

Taylor, S. (2011) Pictish place-names revisited. In: Driscoll, S.T., Geddes, J. and Hall, M.A. (eds.) Pictish Progress: New Studies on Northern Britain in the Early Middle Ages. Series: The Northern World (50). Brill: Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 67-118. ISBN 9789004187597

Taylor, S. (2011) Placename studies in Scotland and the Onomasticon. In: Murray, K. and Ó Riain, P. (eds.) Edmund Hogan's Onomasticon Goedelicum : Reconsiderations. Series: Subsidiary series (23). Irish Texts Society = Cumann na Scríbheann nGaedhilge: London, pp. 103-116. ISBN 9781870166683

Taylor, S. (2009) The trenches at Falkland, Fife: a legacy of royal deer-management? In: James, H. and Moore, P. (eds.) Carmarthenshire and Beyond: Studies in History and Archaeology in Memory of Terry James. Carmarthenshire Antiquarian Society, pp. 235-244. ISBN 9780906972052

Taylor, S. (2008) The toponymic landscape of the Gaelic notes in the Book of Deer. In: Forsyth, K. (ed.) Studies on the Book of Deer. Four Courts Press: Dublin, Ireland, pp. 275-308. ISBN 9781851825691

Taylor, S. (2008) Pilkembare and pluck the craw: verbal place-names in Scotland. In: Padel, O.J. and Parsons, D.N. (eds.) A Commodity of Good Names: Essays in Honour of Margaret Gelling. Shaun Tyas: Donington. ISBN 9781900289900

Taylor, S. (2007) Gaelic in Glasgow: the onomastic evidence. In: Kidd, S.M. (ed.) Glasgow: Baile Mor Nan Gaidheal: City of the Gaels. Roinn na Ceiltis, Oilthigh Ghlaschu: Glasgow, pp. 1-19. ISBN 9780903204231

Taylor, S. (2007) The rock of the Irishmen: an early place-name tale from Fife and Kinross. In: Smith, B.B., Taylor, S. and Williams, G. (eds.) West over Sea: Studies in Scandinavian Sea-borne Expansion and Settlement before 1300: a Festschrift in Honour of Dr. Barbara E. Crawford. Series: Northern world (31). Brill: Leiden, pp. 497-514. ISBN 9789004158931

Taylor, S. (2006) Place-names in the historical landscape: changing land use in the Howe of Fife. In: Woolf, A. (ed.) Landscape and Environment in Dark Age Scotland. Series: St. John's House papers (11). The Committee for Dark Age Studies, University of St. Andrews: St. Andrews, pp. 75-90. ISBN 9780951257364

Taylor, S. (2006) The early history and languages of West Dunbartonshire. In: Brown, I. (ed.) Changing Identities, Ancient Roots: the History of West Dunbartonshire from Earliest Times. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh, pp. 12-41. ISBN 9780748625604

Taylor, S. (2004) Scandinavians in central Scotland: by-place-names and their context. In: Williams, G. and Bibire, P. (eds.) Sagas, Saints and Settlements. Series: Northern world (11). Brill: Leiden, pp. 125-145. ISBN 9004138072

Taylor, S., and Wentworth, R. (2001) Pont and place-names. In: Cunningham, I.C. (ed.) The Nation Survey'd: Essays on Late Sixteenth-Century Scotland as Depicted by Timothy Pont. Tuckwell Press in association with National Library of Scotland: East Linton, pp. 55-76. ISBN 9781862321984

Taylor, S. (2001) The cult of St Fillan in Scotland. In: Liszka, T.R. and Walker, L.E.M. (eds.) The North Sea World in the Middle Ages: Studies in the Cultural History of North-Western Europe. Four Courts: Dublin, pp. 175-210. ISBN 1851825614

Taylor, S. (2000) Place-names of Fife. In: Omand, D. (ed.) The Fife Book. Birlinn: Edinburgh, pp. 205-220. ISBN 9781841580234

Taylor, S. (2000) The coming of the Augustinians to St Andrews and version B of the St Andrews' foundation legend. In: Taylor, S. (ed.) Kings, Clerics and Chronicles in Scotland, 500-1297: Essays in Honour of Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson on the Occasion of her Ninetieth Birthday. Four Courts: Dublin, pp. 115-123. ISBN 1851825169

Taylor, S. (1999) Seventh-century Iona abbots in Scottish place names. In: Broun, D. and Clancy, T.O. (eds.) Spes Scotorum: Hope of Scots : Saint Columba, Iona and Scotland. T. and T. Clark: Edinburgh, pp. 35-70. ISBN 9780567086822

Taylor, S. (1996) Place-names and the early church in eastern Scotland. In: Crawford, B.E. (ed.) Scotland in Dark Age Britain. Series: St John's House papers (6). Scottish Cultural Press: Aberdeen, pp. 93-110. ISBN 9781898218616

Taylor, S. (1995) The Scandinavians in Fife and Kinross: the onomastic evidence. In: Crawford, B.E. (ed.) Scandinavian Settlement in Northern Britain: Thirteen Studies of Place-names in their Historical Context. Leicester University Press: London, pp. 141-167. ISBN 071851923X

This list was generated on Tue Dec 6 04:19:38 2016 GMT.