Scottish Gaelic studies 17 (1996): Festschrift for Professor D. S. Thomson.
University of Aberdeen
Rev. by
Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, in Celtica 24 (2003), pp. 306-330.
Peter Smith, in ZCP 51 (1999), pp. 222-225.
Thomson (Derick S.) (hon.)


Gleasure (James) (comp.): List of Professor Thompson’s publications.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 4–23.
Bibliography 1943–1992.

Bannerman (John): The residence of the king’s poet.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 24–35.
Discusses historical and place-name evidence for the lands held by the poet to the king of Scots in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Bruford (Alan): Workers, weepers and witches: the status of the female singer in Gaelic society.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 61–70.
Describes how women have played the role of poets and performers despite the male predominance in the bardic system. Discusses in particular the terms ban-fhili, ban-cháinte and ban-chaínte.

Cox (Richard A. V.): Time and aspect in the Scottish Gaelic verbal system: a working paper on definitions and presentation.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 82–86.

Dorian (Nancy C.): Personal-pattern variation in East Sutherland Gaelic.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 103–13.

Dumville (David N.): Cath Fedo Euin.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 114–127.
ad AU 629.1, etc.

Gillies (William): Some thoughts on the toschederach.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 128–142.
Presents a detailed linguistic study of the name of this medieval Scottish officer, and suggests that it is to be derived from ScG toiseach daor-raith (cf. OIr. dóer-rath ‘base clientship’).

Gleasure (James W.): The Rawlinson B 512 version of Scéla mucce Meic Dathó revisited.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 143–145.
Additional corrections to SMMD2 (cf. Robert T. Meyer, in Trivium 1 (1966), pp. 183-184 [BILL 4964].

Grannd (Seumas): Lexical geography of the Western Isles.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 146–149.
Discusses the distribution of the various words used for ‘flower’: flùr, dìthean and sìthean.

Grant (Nigel): Gaelic and education in Scotland: developments and perspectives.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 150–158.

Grimble (Ian): The poet and scholar as journalist.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 159–171.

Howells (D. G.): The irregular verb.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 179–180.

MacAulay (Donald): Some thoughts on time, tense and mode, and on aspect in Scottish Gaelic.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 193–204.

Mac Cana (Proinsias): A literary footnote: the nun of Beare.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 205–212.

MacKinnon (K.): Social class and Gaelic language abilities in the 1981 census.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 239–254.

MacLennan (Gordon W.): More Gaelic dialectology.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 255–262.
A discussion of rare and difficult words and phrases from Rannafast, Co. Donegal.

Nicolaisen (W. F. H.): Gaelic -ach to Scots -o in Scottish place-names.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 278–291.

Nilsen (Kenneth E.): Some notes on the Gaelic of Eastern Nova Scotia.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 292–294.
On some rare phonological features: l > w; n > m; n > w.

Ó Cuív (Brian): Further comments on the Ó Gnímh family of Co. Antrim.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 298–304.
Further to Brian Ó Cuív, in Nomina 8 (1984), pp. 57-71.

Ó Dochartaigh (Cathair): Two loans in Scottish Gaelic.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 305–313.
Discusses the areal distribution of two word pairs consisting of loanword and its native counterpart: 1. nàbaidh and coimhearsnach; 2. cuibheall and roth.

Pálsson (Hermann): Towards a glossary of Norse place-names in Lewis and Harris.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 314–324.

Rekdal (Jan Erik): A controversy over copyright: the episode of Colum Cille’s copying of St. Finnian’s psalter in Mánus Ó Domhnaill’s Betha Colaim Chille.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 325–335.

Schmidt (Karl Horst): On the historical evaluation of linguistic features in Insular Celtic.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 336–341.

Stockman (Gearóid): Lexical correspondence in Scotland and Antrim.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 361–368.
A word-list collected from Aoidhmín Mac Gréagóir’s folklore material published in An tUltach, 1927-1928.

Thomson (Robert L.): Edward Lhuyd’s Geiriau Manaweg III.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 369–375.
A comparison of Lhuyd’s collected Manx and Scottish material.

Watson (Seosamh): Hiatus-filling /h/ in Irish and Scottish Gaelic dialects.
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 376–382.

Williams (J. E. Caerwyn): Bardus Gallice cantor appellatur...
In SGS 17 (1996), pp. 393–402.
Discusses the functions associated with the ancient bards through a detailed examination of the Celtic words containing the root *kan-.