by Máirtín Ó Murchú
Pages: vii + 366
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.
The lexicon section is more extensive than in the earlier volume, as it includes a detailed excerption of all texts rather than the basic references provided in the East Perthshire account, the latter arrangement having proved somewhat troublesome to use. This volume on West Perthshire is much indebted to the fieldworkers listed at the beginning of Part II. In addition to them, and to the many mentioned with gratitude in the preface to the volume on East Perthshire, this second volume is specifically indebted for their generous assistance and support to: Cathlin Macaulay, Andrew McCarthy, Mark McDonald, Eibhlín Nic Dhonncha, Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Pádraig Ó Macháin, Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, Michelle O Riordan, Boyd Robertson, Stuart Robinson, and Nóra White.