Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2019

224 Pages | 33

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474443111

Bookseller Code (06)

Language Revitalisation in Gaelic Scotland

Linguistic Practice and Ideology

Stuart Dunmore

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Explores the long-term outcomes of bilingual education and their implications for language revitalisation
  • Surveys the history of Gaelic-medium education in Scotland and the use of Gaelic beyond the classroom
  • Samples 130 participants to examine language practices and attitudes to bilingualism
  • Uses an 'ethnography of speaking' approach to explore 46 interviewees' beliefs and ideologies about Scottish Gaelic
  • Provides the first in-depth assessment of language use and attitudinal perceptions among adults who received an immersion education in a minority language

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