Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language

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Moray Watson
Edinburgh University Press, Jun 30, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 376 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1
1
Chapter 2
22
Chapter 3
46
Chapter 4
63
Chapter 5
90
Chapter 6
108
Chapter 7
128
Chapter 8
146
Chapter 9
172
Chapter 10
218
Chapter 11
229
Chapter 12
262
Chapter 13
283
Chapter 14
304
Index
352
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Moray Watson is Programme Co-ordinator in Celtic and Gaelic in the School of Language and Literature at the University of Aberdeen Michelle Macleod is Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen

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