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Gaelic Communities Today: Coimhearsnachd Na Gaidhlig An-diugh

Gillian Munro

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11 Aug 2010
Dunedin Academic Press
188 pages - 234 x 156 x 16mm
This collection of essays - with seven papers in English text and four papers in Gaelic text - is drawn from lectures and discussions held at Rannsachadh na Gaidhlig 4 at Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye, in 2006. Gaelic language is discussed in relation to: the media, orthography and grammar, definitions of the Gaelic community, a new research agenda for Gaelic, Gaelic and the economy, Gaelic in primary schools, and Gaelic-learner teachers and their training needs. The book also includes a comparative essay on community and national aims for the Irish language.
Contributors. Abbreviations. Ro-ràdh (introduction) (Iain Mac an Tàilleir, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, agus Gilian Munro, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig).1: Poileasaidh Leasachaidh na Gàidhlig: Paradaim Ùr? (Wilson McLeod, University of Edinburgh); 2: A’ Ghàidhlig anns a’ Chunntas-shluaigh, (Iain Mac an Tàilleir); 3: Institutionalising Language Policy: Mismatches in Community and National goals (Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin, University of Limerick); 4: Plana Cànain nan Eilean Siar (Magaidh NicAoidh, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar); 5: The Need to Integrate Policy and Good Practice – a Decade of Empirical Evidence (Douglas Chalmers, Glasgow Caledonian University); 6: The Predicament? Planning for Culture, Communities and Identities (James Oliver, University of Melbourne); 7: ‘Gàidhlig Ùr’ (Meg Bateman, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig); 8: Gaelic-medium Primary Education in Scotland: Towards a New Taxonomy? (Fiona O’Hanlon, University of Edinburgh); 9: Learning from Learners: Teachers in Immersion Classrooms (Irene Pollock, University of Edinburgh); 10: Gaelic in the New Digital Landscape (Mike Cormack, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig); 11: A Research Strategy to Support Gaelic Language Policy in Scotland (Rob Dunbar, University of Aberdeen). Bibliography. Other Papers Presented.
Gillian Rothach is Deputy Director of Studies at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the national centre for Gaelic language and culture, which is a constituent partner of UHI Millennium Institute. Iain Mac an Tàilleir is a lecturer in Gaelic and in Language Policy and Planning, at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.
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