This paper explores causes of the shrinking of vocabulary through the loss of fluent speakers and disappearance of context in daily life, and recommends means and rationale for the recording of richness and diversity in colloquial Gaelic to contribute to the revitalising of the language by drawing on 'material culture', hitherto generally poorly recorded in the standard dictionaries.
|Translated title of the contribution||Touching on many a thing: potential for building the Gaelic lexis through the terminology of material culture.|
|Original language||Scottish Gaelic/Gàidhlig na h-Alba|
|Title of host publication||Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 8|
|Subtitle of host publication||Cànan agus Cultar|
|Editors||Wilson McLeod, Anja Gunderloch, Rob Dunbar|
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Publisher||Dunedin Academic Press, Edinburgh|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2016|
- Lexis, recording, material culture
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