The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language
Author: Moray Watson & Michelle Macleod
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Date: September 21, 2010
File Type & Size: PDF & 4.02MB
Gathering an unprecedented range of essays 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 is targets toward a non-specialist audience and will have particular value for those requiring an introduction to aspects of the Gaelic language. It will also be of great interest to readers embarking on research in Gaelic for the first time. Authors include Colm O Baoill, David Adger, Roibeard O Maolalaigh, Rob Dunbar, Seosamh Watson, Ken Nilsen, Ken MacKinnon, and Ronald Black.