A Land That Lies Westward: Language and Culture in Islay and Argyll

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This is a fascinating collection of new studies by leading scholars on central aspects of the languages, literatures, place-names, culture and history of the Isles of Islay and Jura and along the western seaboard of Argyll. It includes major re-assessments of the nineteenth-century Islay poet William Livingston, and an analysis of the Scots found in the poems of Tarbert poet George Campbell Hay. It describes the Gaelic of Jura and Islay as well as the patterns of place-names. In view of the proximity of these ...

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Overview

This is a fascinating collection of new studies by leading scholars on central aspects of the languages, literatures, place-names, culture and history of the Isles of Islay and Jura and along the western seaboard of Argyll. It includes major re-assessments of the nineteenth-century Islay poet William Livingston, and an analysis of the Scots found in the poems of Tarbert poet George Campbell Hay. It describes the Gaelic of Jura and Islay as well as the patterns of place-names. In view of the proximity of these regions to Ulster, there are several fresh accounts of historical, cultural and genealogical exchange and crossover. The book ends with a new appreciation of Orwell's time on Jura.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906566104
  • Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
  • Publication date: 4/1/2010
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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J. Derrick McClure is the author of Bryght Lanternis: Language and Literature of Mediaveal and Renaissance Scotland, Doric: The Dialect of North-East Scotland, The Edinburgh Companion to Scots, and Scots and Its Literature. He is a senior lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. John M. Kirk is a senior lecturer in English and Scottish language at Queen’s University in Belfast. Margaret Storrie is the editor of the National Scottish Archives and a former professor of geography at Queen Mary University in London. She lives on the island of Islay.

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Table of Contents

Introduction J. Derrick McClure John M. Kirk Margaret Storrie ix

The Gaelic of South Argyll: Jura and Islay Dialects George Jones 1

Settlement and Naming in the Southern Hebridean Isle of Islay Margaret Storrie 17

Close Compound Place-names in Ireland and Scotland Peter Drummond Paul Tempan 48

Close Compound Mountain Toponyms in Islay and Jura Peter Drummond 50

Close Compounds in Irish Place-names Paul Tempan 62

Place-names and Scottish Clan Traditions in North-East County Antrim Kay Muhr 79

The Emergence and Early Governance of Argyll Angus MacMillan 103

The Wreck of the Exmouth on Islay, 1847: A Window on Emigration from North-West Ulster during the Great Famine Brian Lambkin 123

The World of William Livingston Donald E. Meek 149

William Livingston's 'Na Lochlannaich an Ìle' Christopher Whyte 173

Making History: William Livingston and the Creation of 'Blar Shunadail' Donald E. Meek 197

George Campbell Hay as a Scots Renaissance Poet J. Derrick McClure 219

Orwell on Jura Christopher Small 232

Contributors 244

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