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The Spread of a Word: Scail in Scots and Sgaoil in Gaelic

Donald E. Meek

in Perspectives on the Older Scottish Tongue

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622818
eISBN:
9780748653362
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622818.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Gaelic does not yet possess a dictionary comparable to the Dictionary of the Older Scottish Tongue (DOST). If such existed, it would readily illuminate the number and range of usages of words found ... More


Dictionaries of Scottish Gaelic in the century of Ossian

John Considine

in Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0026
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

Curiosity-driven fieldwork lexicography was associated with the collection of popular lore and folksong as early as the sixteenth century. This association became particularly strong in the case of ... More


Language Revitalisation in Gaelic Scotland: Linguistic Practice and Ideology

Stuart Dunmore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443111
eISBN:
9781474476706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443111.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Situated within the interrelated disciplines of applied sociolinguistics and the sociology of language, this book explores the language use and attitudinal perceptions of a sample of 130 adults who ... More


A Double Man in a Double Place: lain Crichton Smith

in Poetry and Displacement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311161
eISBN:
9781846313783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313783.003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the work of Scottish Anglo-Gaelic poet Iain Crichton Smith. Smith's poems are as wide-ranging in their preoccupations as the lives of those Lewis people, sailors, émigrés, ... More


Narrative Techniques in Irish and Welsh, II: The Riddling ‘Watchman Device’

Patrick Sims‐Williams

in Irish Influence on Medieval Welsh Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588657
eISBN:
9780191595431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588657.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

With particular reference to Togail Bruidne Da Derga and Branwen this chapter discusses the narrative technique called the ‘Watchman Device’. It is illustrated from Homer, Statius, Valerius Flaccus, ... More


Edward Lhuyd, travelling lexicographer

John Considine

in Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

Edward Lhuyd conducted fieldwork in Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Cornwall, and Brittany between 1697 and 1701. In its course, he investigated antiquities and studied natural history; he also made and ... More


Edward Lhuyd’s Glossography

John Considine

in Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

Edward Lhuyd’s Glossography of 1707, the published result of the programme of research which had included his lexicographical fieldwork, brought together a whole set of pioneering lexicographical ... More


Curiosity-driven lexicography in the sixteenth century

John Considine

in Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

This chapter surveys the sixteenth-century lexicography of seven weakly codified languages noticed in Conrad Gessner’s Mithridates (1555). Basque was the subject of short medieval wordlists and of a ... More


Introduction and Background

S. J. Hannahs

in The Phonology of Welsh

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199601233
eISBN:
9780191762802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601233.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter situates Welsh phonology both historically and with respect to its Celtic sister, Breton, and its Celtic cousins Irish and Scottish Gaelic. Beyond the historical background a brief ... More


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