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Indian links

April 2, 2019

Conchúr Ó Giollagáin, University of the Highlands and Islands Gaelic Research Professor and Director of the Language Sciences Institute, and Gordon Wells, Soillse Manager, spent a week in March visiting Indian universities as part of the Global Challenge Research Fund “Mediating Multilingualism” project. This follows a collaboration agreement between UHI and Amity University Haryana through […]

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LEACAG Grammar Guidance

March 9, 2019

The DASG team at Glasgow University have now published the LEACAG Grammar Guidance on their website. This was developed in a collaborative project with Edinburgh University and Sabhal Mòr Ostaig. You can access the link to the guidance here.

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Small Research Fund 2019

January 24, 2019

Soillse is pleased to announce the 2019 call for applications to the Small Research Fund. The deadline for 2019 applications has been set for 31st March 2019. Further information for applicants is available here, and the application form here.   L

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Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2018 – Presentations

September 3, 2018

Congratulations to the University of Edinburgh on the success of the Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2018 Conference. Between Professors and PhDs there were at least 15 presentations from Soillse associates past and present. Several of these are now available online through the links below. “Gàidhlig ga bruidhinn an seo?” – Code-choice and language management initiatives in […]

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“All Bishops, No Congregation”

August 31, 2018

Soillse Director Professor Conchúr Ó Giollagáin delivered the final lecture at the MIME project conference on “Interdisciplinarity and the Future of Multilingualism Research” in Berlin this week. His presentation is available here.

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Small Research Fund 2018

April 16, 2018

Following the receipt of ongoing support from the Scottish Funding Council, Soillse is pleased to announce the re-commencement of an annual call for applications to the Small Research Fund. The deadline for 2018 applications has been set for 10th May 2018. Further information for applicants is available here, and the application form here.   LATEST […]

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BBC reports – Gaelic in Stornoway

March 23, 2018

Two Gaelic news items here about Inge Birnie’s research work: http://www.bbc.co.uk/naidheachdan/43498181 http://www.bbc.co.uk/naidheachdan/43509171

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New post – Research Fellow (Sociolinguistics)

January 31, 2018

The University of the Highlands and Islands has advertised a new post here: https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/staff/vacancies/research-fellow-sociolinguistics.html The University of the Highlands and Islands is an integrated university encompassing both further and higher education. Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, its distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in […]

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New book

December 5, 2017

A new book is published today – “New Speakers of Minority Languages” – with chapters on Gaelic by three Soillse research associates. The writers are Nicola Carty, Stuart Dunmore, and Cassie Smith-Christmas. Here’s the link.

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Projects with Manchester University

September 11, 2017

Through the Small Research Fund Soillse has enabled the development of research projects and relationships with a number of universities outside the original partnership. The University of Manchester is one such partner, where Dr Sarah MacQuarrie, in collaboration with Fiona Lyon, has conducted two projects relating to Gaelic Medium Education. Links to summary reports of […]

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