MacPherson, Iain S. and MacDonald, Edward (2007) 'Soul and Body, Sound and Hearty': getting to know Bishop MacEachern. The Island Magazine, 1 (62). pp. 14-18. [Journal article]
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The examination of a letter written by first Roman Catholic bishop of Prince Edward Island, the Scottish Highlander Angus Bernard MacEachern, written in 1832 to a former parishoner Angus Walker in which the bishop engages in clever code switching from English to Scottish Gaelic and back in order to deliver a message which could only be understood, if intercepted, by another bilingual Scottish Gaelic/English speaker. The paper reveals the historical setting of the 1832 letter and goes on to examine closely the passages of Scottish Gaelic: their meaning in terms of social commentary, their non-standard orthography which provide clues to mainland Scottish dialect variants evidenced by the same, and the descriptions of parishoners encrypted in the author's first language.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||Scottish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic nineteenth century usage in Prince Edward Island, code switching, encrypted messages|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Arts|
Faculty of Arts > School of Irish Language and Literature
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute|
|Deposited By:||Mr Iain MacPherson|
|Deposited On:||19 Feb 2010 10:44|
|Last Modified:||15 Aug 2012 12:10|
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