Pod-casting in Gaelic
Mark McConville, University of Glasgow In collaboration with: Fiona Dunn, Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh (University of Glasgow) Elaine Mowat (Edinburgh Napier University)
This research report investigates the potential of social media for minority language development
Perceptions of Gaelic Learning and Use in a Bilingual Island Community
Gordon Wells, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig-UHI
This study elicits and documents a range of views in the Uists, in the Outer Hebrides, among community members with an interest in Gaelic, both speakers and would-be speakers. Particular attention is paid to perceptions in relation to bilingualism and literacy, and their possible impact on willingness to converse in Gaelic.
Gaelic Digital Literacies in a Bilingual Community
Gordon Wells, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig-UHI
This study follows on from a 2011 exploration of perceptions of Gaelic learning and use in the same Uist community. It examines the local use of multimodal digital literacies as a social practice.
Language and Integration Migration to Gaelic-Speaking Areas in the Twenty-First Century
Cassie Smith-Christmas, Lews Castle College-UHI
This research study addresses two main topics in the context of in-migration to areas where Gaelic is traditionally spoken: (a) The extent to which in-migrants acquire and use Gaelic; (b) Factors surrounding acquisition and use of Gaelic (or lack of acquisition and use of Gaelic)
'New Speakers' of Gaelic in Edinburgh and Glasgow
Wilson McLeod, University of Edinburgh, Bernadette O’Rourke, Heriot-Watt University, Stuart Dunmore, University of Edinburgh
This report presents the results of a small-scale investigation into the backgrounds, experiences and views of a group of ‘new speakers’ of Gaelic in the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow
Irish Parents and Gaelic Medium Education
Wilson McLeod, University of Edinburgh, Bernadette O’Rourke, Heriot-Watt University,
This report looks at the role of Irish parents who have chosen to place their children in Gaelic-medium education (GME) schools in the Central Belt of Scotland, principally Edinburgh and Glasgow. The project involved interviewing some 20 Irish parents about their reasons for choosing GME, their perceptions of GME, and their wider experience of the Gaelic language and the Gaelic language community in Scotland. The data and analysis sought to provide understandings of Gaelic as a family and community language, Gaelic in education and the link between Irish and Scottish Gaelic communities.
'New Speakers' of Gaelic from Outside the UK
Wilson McLeod, University of Edinburgh, Bernadette O'Rourke, Heriot-Watt University
This report presents the results of a small-scale investigation into the backgrounds, experiences and views of a group of ‘new speakers’ of Gaelic currently living in Scotland who originally come from countries other than the United Kingdom.
Saoghal Thormoid - Norman's World: Synopses and Transcripts
Norman Maclean; Gordon Wells; Foreword by Conchúr Ó Giollagáín
Synopses and transcripts of conversations with Norman Maclean on Ancestry, Education, Communities, Creativity, and Gaelic.
Research Digest: The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community - Staing na Gàidhlig anns a’ Choimhearsnachd Dhùthchasaich
Conchúr Ó Giollagáin; Gòrdan Camshron; Pàdruig Moireach; Brian Ó Curnáin; Iain Caimbeul; Brian MacDonald and
This research digest presents an overview of the key findings of the comprehensive sociolinguistic survey of the societal and spatial extent of Gaelic speakers and use of the language in the remaining communities in Scotland where Gaelic has a residual vernacular presence.