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Conference Statement

September 6, 2022

The 2022 Soillse Conference: Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community Conference Statement The Soillse conference held in Stornoway from 29-31 August 2022, advises Scottish Government, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Local Authorities, development agencies and, importantly, individuals and families speaking and learning Gaelic to come together in a spirit of cooperation and renewal. A renewed […]

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Community Projects

August 2, 2022

Projects with close community links will be on display at the Stornoway conference at the end of the month. Series of videos in Gaelic or about Gaelic will be viewable in playlists put together on the Island Voices site, including “Stòras Beò nan Gàidheal”, “Saoghal Thormoid”, “Island Voices Series 1&2” and “International MOOT”. No specific […]

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Community Conference

July 11, 2022

Conference Fee Waiver for Islanders  To encourage local participation in this conference we will offer free places to island residents from the Gaelic Crisis study area. We do ask islanders to register on the conference website, however, to allow the organisers to plan appropriate hospitality for the event. Follow tinyurl.com/rootedlanguagepolicy, click on Tickets, and choose […]

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Conference Programme

July 5, 2022

The draft programme for the conference on Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community has now been published. The conference will be held in Stornoway on 29th-31st August (details here: http://tinyurl.com/rootedlanguagepolicy). The draft programme (updated on 24/08/22) can be viewed here: http://www.soillse.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Soillse-Conference-Draft-Programme-2022-Final-version.pdf You can also see the list of abstracts for presentations here: http://www.soillse.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/Gearr-chunntasan_Abstracts_Soillse_version_110822.pdf

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Conference: Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community

June 30, 2022

International Conference, 29–31 August 2022, Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland Soillse is delighted to announce an international sociolinguistics conference on ‘Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community’ which will be held between 29–31 August 2022 at Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. The conference is organised and sponsored by Soillse, University […]

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Presentation for North Uist Historical Society

June 27, 2022

A presentation was given to Comann Eachdraidh Uibhist a Tuath (North Uist Historical Society) by Iain Caimbeul and Conchúr Ó Giollagáin on the Gaelic Crisis as part of the “Aire Air Sund” project in which CEUT is currently engaged. This was followed by a lively debate with members of the Society. The presentation can be […]

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Seminar on Gaelic ASR

May 5, 2022

Soillse held an online seminar on “Progress Towards Accurate Automatic Speech Recognition” on 27/04/22, led by Dr Will Lamb, Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. The attendance was international with representation from Basque, Friulian, and Maltese language interests, as well as Scottish Gaelic community members. Dr Lamb’s presentation was recorded. You can view it […]

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Conference: Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community

February 21, 2022

Soillse International Conference, 29–31 August 2022, Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland Call for Papers Soillse is happy to announce an international sociolinguistics conference on ‘Rooting Minority Language Policy in the Speaker Community’ to be held between 29–31 August 2022 at Caladh Inn, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland. The conference is organised and sponsored […]

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“Talking Points” from Norman Maclean

January 18, 2022

A series of recorded discussions on Language Endangerment, Language Hierarchies, and Language Contact. In the last few weeks of the funded period for Mediating Multilingualism, international project partners in universities in Scotland, India, and Jamaica discussed themes of common interest with UK-based community language speakers, stimulated by brief extracts from the final session of Saoghal Thormoid. These […]

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Gaelic Award

November 17, 2021

Congratulations to the Gaelic Algorithmic Research Group GARG at the University of Edinburgh on their Gaelic Award for the work they’ve done on Gaelic Speech Recognition! The Innovation Award is for someone who showed the most innovation and creativity using the Gaelic language or contribution to the growth or development of the language.Well done to […]

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