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LINGUIST List 18.2796

Wed Sep 26 2007

Confs: Historical Ling; Socioling; Gaelic, Irish; Gaelic, Scottish/UK

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Message 1: Language, History and Place
Date: 25-Sep-2007
From: Robert Millar <r.millarabdn.ac.uk>
Subject: Language, History and Place
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Language, History and Place

Date: 08-Dec-2007 - 08-Dec-2007
Location: Perth, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact: Derrick McClure
Contact Email: j.d.mcclureabdn.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s):
Gaelic, Irish (gle)
Gaelic, Scottish (gla)
Scots (sco)
Norn (nrn)

Meeting Description:

A one-day conference on the connections between historical linguistics and
place-name studies.

10.00:
The role of onomastics in historical linguistics.
Carole Hough

10.40:
Words, names and culture: place names and the Scots language.
Maggie Scott

11.20:
Tea and coffee.

11.40:
Gadderin place-name hentilagets [in Shetland].
Doreen Waugh

12.20.
Annual General Meeting of the Forum for Research in the Languages
of Scotland and Ulster.

Agenda.

1. Chairman's Report

2. Treasurer's Report

3. Proposed Web publication series

4. Ninth International Conference on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster,
Orkney College 2009: report on plans

5. AOB.

1.00:
Launch of Lough Neagh Places: Their Names and Origins
Patrick McKay and Kay Muhr.

1.30:
Lunch.

2.30:
Passing places: bilingual signs in Gaelic planning and research.
Peadar Morgan

3.10:
Names in the north of Ireland: spelling, sound and sense.
Kay Muhr

3.50:
Tea and coffee.

4.10:
General discussion: onomastics and linguistics.

5.00:
Conference skails.


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