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CNS Seminar Shetland

Friday 18 November 2016

CNS Seminar Shetland

Professor Viveka Vilupillai

Professor Viveka Velupillai, from the University of Giessen will deliver a lecture called Lönabracks and affrugs of contact and change.

Professor Viveka Velupillai, from the University of Giessen will show how Shetland dialect fits within the larger field of ‘contact linguistics’. She will describe her study of the Shetland language pre-oil. She will show how she analyses the Shetland data, and discuss from a global perspective some features of pre-oil Shetland which are currently eroding. CNS are collaborating with Shetland Museum and Archives on this occasion. Each year Shetland Museum and Archives commemorates a Shetland scholar in a memorial lecture. This year the Shetland writer James Stout Angus, author of A Glossary of the Shetland Dialect, is being commemorated.

The lecture will be on Friday at Shetland Museum and Archives Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.

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