'A linguistic community as evidenced in writings of the late 19th century.'

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Abstract

Exploring the richness and diversity of colloquial Gaelic (generally poorly recorded in the dictionaries) and the emergence of a periodocal press in the late 19th century, a 'linguistic community' can be identified in the huge number of Gaels able to read and write in their own tongue (the product of the Gaelic Schools movement). Drawing on 'material culture' and traditional 'technical' terminology to illustrate the discourse, this serves to demonstrate aspects of shrinking of vocabulary with the disappearance of context within daily life.
Original languageScottish Gaelic/Gàidhlig na h-Alba
Title of host publicationRannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7 (2012)
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages13
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019
EventRannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2012 - University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

Conference

ConferenceRannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2012
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period21/08/1223/08/12

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