Thursday, 19 April 2012

Derick Thomson

The great Prof. Derick Thomson is dead. I never met him, but was exposed to his work when I was learning Middle Welsh and Scottish Gaelic as a graduate student; he produced one of the most useful student editions of a major medieval Welsh text, Branwen uerch Lyr, for the Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, and a slew of crucial works on his native Gaelic, including the excellent A Companion to Gaelic Scotland. A great---a very great---man.

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