Place Names of Arran

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  • 47346
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9780907526766
  • 1 Author
  • A:
  • 2 Publisher
  • Stenlake
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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Place names act as historical and linguistic markers in the landscape and as such can tell us much about our past. There is no simple way to investigate place names and to wrest the story of their evolution from the scattered documentary sources, old maps and of course oral traditions of an area. Of course as language itself is a living, evolving creature, nothing is ever static making the job of the researcher as frustrating as it is fascinating. As the author himself comments, the study of place names is strewn with pitfalls and he engages our interest as he carefully winds his way through the maze to provide us with a comprehensively researched and fascinating little guide to the names on the island of Arran.

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