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Title: The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language
Written By: Moray Watson
Michelle Macleod
URL: http://www.euppublishing.com/book/9780748637096
Description:

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.

Written accessibly with a non-specialist audience in mind, it will have a
particular value for those requiring an introduction 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.

Key Features
- 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

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Morphology
Phonetics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Gaelic, Scottish
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ISBN: 0748637095
ISBN-13: 9780748637096
Pages: 376
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99

 
 
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ISBN: 0748637087
ISBN-13: 9780748637089
Pages: 376
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00