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Everyday Gaelic
Language: en
Pages: 138
Authors: Morag MacNeill
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Birlinn Limited

Since English is also spoken in the Gaelic-speaking areas, communication in Gaelic is not so much a matter of necessity as of choice and interest. This book, therefore, covers more than just the phrases needed by an outsider in a foreign land - it also dips into the chatty, the
Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language
Language: en
Pages: 376
Authors: Moray Watson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-06-30 - Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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
Bringing Our Languages Home
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Leanne Hinton
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-03-01 - Publisher: Heyday.ORIM

Thirteen personal accounts of endangered language preservation, plus a how-to guide for parents looking to do the same in their own home. Throughout the world individuals in the intimacy of their homes innovate, improvise, and struggle daily to pass on endangered languages to their children. Elaina Albers of Northern California
An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology
Language: en
Pages: 528
Authors: Alexander Fenton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-08-06 - Publisher: Birlinn

The publication of An Introduction to Scottish Ethnology sees the completion of the fourteen-volume Scottish Life and Society series, originally conceived by the eminent ethnologist Professor Alexander Fenton. The series explores the many elements in Scottish history, language and culture which have shaped the identity of Scotland and Scots at
Sustaining Linguistic Diversity
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Kendall A. King, Natalie Schilling, Lyn Wright Fogle, Jia Jackie Lou, Barbara Soukup
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-03-06 - Publisher: Georgetown University Press

In the last three decades the field of endangered and minority languages has evolved rapidly, moving from the initial dire warnings of linguists to a swift increase in the number of organizations, funding programs, and community-based efforts dedicated to documentation, maintenance, and revitalization. Sustaining Linguistic Diversity brings together cutting-edge theoretical