FITS Team at the FRLSU Conference this Summer

The FITS Project will be well represented at the Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster’s triennial conferences, to be held between 12 and 14 August 2015 at the University of the West of Scotland Ayr Campus.

Our team will be well represented at this event, with two talks and one keynote address.
Warren Maguire (project Co-Investigator) will give a plenary on Investigating the phonological history of southwest Tyrone English

There will be two additional keynotes:

Professor Jeremy Smith (University of Glasgow), Punctuating Older Scots: new developments from a pragmatic perspective

Professor Wilson McLeod (University of Edinburgh), Purism and diversity in contemporary Gaelic

The FITS team will also deliver two talks.

  • Rhona Alcorn (Project Co-Investigator) will give a talk entitled Introducing FITS
  • Benjamin Molineaux and Joanna Kopaczyk (Project Research Assistants) will give a talk called The Germanic sources of Older Scots revisited: A featural approach

Finally, Linguistics and English Language at Edinburgh will also be represented by a talk by Pavel Iosad, Michael Ramsammy and Patrick Honeybone: Preaspiration in North Argyll Gaelic and its contribution to prosodic structure.

See the rest of the programme here.

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