'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.
Translated title of the contribution'A linguistic community as evidenced in writings of the late 19th century.'
Original languageScottish Gaelic/Gàidhlig na h-Alba
Title of host publicationLitreachas, Eachdraidh agus Cànan
Subtitle of host publicationRannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7
EditorsSheila M Kidd, Thomas Owen Clancy, Roibeard O Maolalaigh
Place of PublicationGlasgow
PublisherUniversity of Glasgow: Roinn na Ceiltis & na Gàidhlig
Pages104-117
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-0-903204-26-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2020
EventRannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2012 - University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Aug 201223 Aug 2012

Publication series

NameRannsachadh na Gàidhlig

Conference

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

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