Manx Gaelic - Ned Maddrell Lecture Saturday 26th November 2016

News from Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin:

The annual Ned Maddrell Lecture, which is free, features a guest speaker discussing a minority language situation that has a relevance to Manx Gaelic. This year it will be held on Saturday 26th November 2016 at Tynwald Mills Conference Centre at 2pm. The lecture will be on language transmission within the family in Gaidhlig-speaking communities in the Western Isles and will be delivered by Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas; the title is:

"The Affective Landscape of Intergenerational Language Transmission: A Case Study of a Scottish Gaelic-Speaking Family"

 The lecture and discussion will provide an overview of the extent to which parents pass down Gadhlig to their children in the Scottish Western Isles. It will look at ways that such language transmission can be maintained and offer directions for Manx speaking parents who want to share the language with their children.

More information on speaker: Dr Cassie Smith-Christmas received her PhD from the University of Glasgow in 2012 for her thesis on code-switching and language maintenance in a Gaelic-speaking family on the Isle of Skye, Scotland. From 2012-2016, Cassie was a research fellow for Soillse, the interuniversity Gaelic language research network, for the University of the Highlands and Islands. Part of this fellowship was spent at Lews Castle College on the Isle of Lewis and between 2014-2015, Cassie also held a fellowship at the Institute for the Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh, during which time she completed her monograph 'Family Language Policy: Maintaining an Endangered Language in the Home' (Palgrave, 2016).

For more information and if you’d like to attend please contact Manx Language Development Officer, for Culture Vannin Adrian Cain on: 

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