Fine-grained Morphophonological Variation in Scottish Gaelic: Evidence from the Linguistic Survey of Scotland



Bosch, Anna and Scobbie, James M (2009) Fine-grained Morphophonological Variation in Scottish Gaelic: Evidence from the Linguistic Survey of Scotland. In: Variation in Indigenous Minority Languages. IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society (25). John Benjamins, pp. 347-368. ISBN 978 90 272 1864 3

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Abstract

Descriptive accounts of Scottish Gaelic dialects (e.g. Borgstrøm 1937, Oftedal 1956, Ternes 1973) have noted significant regional variation in the surface description of nasal mutation; this paper brings previously unpublished data from archives of the Linguistic Survey of Scotland to bear on the full range of variation across Gaelic speaking Scotland. We employ data from the archives of the Linguistic Survey of Scotland to map out the actual range of variation in the nasal mutation; using Mapmaker software we focus on three graded parameters: voicing, aspiration, and nasalization. With this research we demonstrate the continuing value of “historical” data for the analysis of endangered and minority languages. As yet, no maps have been published based on this survey data.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: School of Health Sciences > Clinical Audiology, Speech and Language Research Centre
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2010 15:32
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:57
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1221

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