Will Lamb

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Will Lamb
Born Baltimore
Residence Edinburgh
Nationality American
Fields linguistics, Celtic studies
Institutions University of Edinburgh
Known for work in Scottish Gaelic linguistics

Will Lamb (also known as William 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.[1] He was awarded a PhD for his research into the linguistic registers of Scottish Gaelic in 2002[1] and published two books based on the first ever tagged speech corpus of Scottish Gaelic.[1] He subsequently taught Gaelic and music at the Benbecula campus of Lews Castle College.[1] He is currently working as a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.



  1. 1 2 3 4 Lamb, W. Scottish Gaelic Speech and Writing: Register Variation in an Endangered Language (2008) Queens University ISBN 978-0-85389-895-5

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