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Title The Edinburgh companion to the Gaelic language / edited by Moray Watson and Michelle Macleod.
Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.

Subject Scottish Gaelic language.
Alt Name Watson, Moray, 1928-2017.
Macleod, Michelle.
Description 1 online resource (359 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Bringing together a range of perspectives on the Gaelic language, this book covers the history of the language, its development in Scotland and Canada, its spelling, syntax and morphology, its modern vocabulary, and the study of its dialects. It also addresses sociolinguistic issues such as identity, perception, language planning and the appearance of the language in literature. Each chapter is written by an expert on their topic. The book has been written accessibly with a non-specialist audience in mind. It will have a particular value for those requiring introductions to aspects of the Gaelic language. It will also be of great interest to those who are embarking on research on Gaelic for the first time. Authors include Colm O Baoill, David Adger, Rob Dunbar, Seosamh Watson, Ken Nilsen, Ken MacKinnon and Ronald Black. This book: *Deals with a wide range of aspects of Gaelic *Places the study of the Gaelic language within the context of modern linguistic research *Encourages and supports further study *Includes chapters by a number of leading experts on Gaelic language
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. History of Gaelic to 1800 / Colm O. Baoill -- 2. Language in Society: 1800 to the Modern Day / Michelle MacLeod -- 3. Gaelic Place-names / Richard A. V. Cox -- 4. Language in Gaelic Literature / Moray Watson -- 5. A' Ghaidhlig an Canada: Scottish Gaelic in Canada / Kenneth E. Nilsen -- 6. Hebridean and Mainland Dialects / Seosamh Watson -- 7. Gaelic Language-Group: Demography, Language-Usage, -Transmission, and -Shift / Kenneth MacKinnon -- 8. Language Planning / Robert Dunbar -- 9. Sociolinguistic Ethnography of Gaelic Communities / Emily McEwan-Fujita -- 10. Gaelic Vocabulary / Andrew Breeze -- 11. Gaelic Orthography: The Drunk Man's Broad Road / Ronald Black -- 12. Phonology in Modern Gaelic / Anna R. K. Bosch -- 13. Gaelic Morphology / David Adger -- 14. Gaelic Syntax / David Adger.
ISBN 9780748637102 (electronic bk.)
0748637109 (electronic bk.)
9780748637089 (hbk.)
0748637087 (hbk.)
9780748637096 (pbk.)
0748637095 (pbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612749698
OCLC # 664776945
Additional Format Print version: Edinburgh companion to the Gaelic language. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2009 9780748637096 (OCoLC)320799211

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