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New publication: West Perthshire Gaelic

West Perthshire Gaelic: phonology, morphology, texts, and lexicon

by Máirtín Ó Murchú
Hardback, vii + 366 pages

Available now for an introductory price of €25. If you’d like the pair, East Perthshire Gaelic (1989) is also reduced!


From the preface

This volume on the Gaelic of West Perthshire follows essentially the pattern of an earlier volume on East Perthshire (1989). The data collected in 1965 from James Stewart of Drumcroy form a core to which are added transcriptions and explications of conversations recorded from James Stewart and six other informants, all listed at the beginning of Part II.

The formal description of James Stewart’s phonology is less detailed than the corresponding description of East Perthshire Gaelic but, on the other hand, a brief section on his morphology has been added. The greater part of the morphological information is nevertheless, as with East Perthshire, set out in the lexicon which is more extensive than in the earlier volume, as it includes a detailed excerption of all texts.