William Lamb (professor)
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Dr. William Lamb (sometimes called Will Lamb) is a linguist who was born in Baltimore and came to Scotland in 1996 to do an MSc in Scottish Gaelic at the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded a PhD for his research into the linguistic registers of Scottish Gaelic in 2002 and published two books based on the first ever tagged speech corpus of Scottish Gaelic. He subsequently taught Gaelic and music at the Benbecula campus of Lews Castle College.
He was an External Examiner for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig between 2013 and 2017 and was involved in Scottish Gaelic spelling reform as a subject specialist reviewer for the Scottish Qualifications Authority in 2011 and 2012. He was the PI for a Napier grant to develop an "On-Line Part-of-Speech (POS) Tagger and Gold-Standard corpus of Scottish Gaelic." He also helped develop the DASG (Stòras na Gàidhlig) corpus.
- (2001) Scottish Gaelic München: LINCOM EUROPA 2001, ISBN 3-89586-408-0 Search this book on .
- (2008) Scottish Gaelic Speech and Writing: Register Variation in an Endangered Language Belfast Queens University Press ISBN 978-0-85389-895-5 Search this book on .
- (1999) A diachronic account of Gaelic News-speak: The development and expansion of a register in Scottish Gaelic Studies 19
- (2005) Toward a corpus of spontaneous spoken Scottish Gaelic JM Kirk/DP Ó Baoill (eds) in Legislation, Literature and Sociolinguistics: Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland Belfast: Queens University Press
- (2006) The Noun Phrase in Scottish Gaelic Speech and Writing in Cànan & Cultar / Language & Culture: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 3, Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press
- Lamb, W. Scottish Gaelic Speech and Writing: Register Variation in an Endangered Language (2008) Queens University ISBN 978-0-85389-895-5 Search this book on .
- Lamb, William. "William Lamb". www.ed.ac.uk. The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- "IIDI - Projects - An On-Line Part-of-Speech (POS) Tagger and Gold-Standard..." www.iidi.napier.ac.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- "The Gaelic Part-of-Speech Tagger Project". www.ed.ac.uk. The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- "Acknowledgements". www.dasg.ac.uk. Retrieved 13 April 2017.
- Reviews of Scottish Gaelic speech and writing: Rosulek, Laura Felton (November 2010), Language in Society, 39 (5): 710–711, JSTOR 40925827CS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link); Harrison, Margaret; Boyd, Matthieu (November 2009), Language Policy, 8: 415, doi:10.1007/s10993-009-9134-yCS1 maint: Untitled periodical (link); Ni Laoire, Siobhan (2008), "Review", Scottish Language, 27: 115
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