Scotland's Gaelic College (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig) Announces Conference On Strengthening Celtic Language Revival

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic College Founded in 1973 and internationally recognised as a National Centre for the Gaelic language and culture, have announced the second Soillse conference, “ Bilingual Education and Language Revitalisation: From Theory to Practice”  The conference is being held in conjunction with CAER, the Education Society of the European Regions, and hosted by Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and its academic partner The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The conference will be held on the 28th of May, 2015.

The announcement posted to the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig website reads as follows: “This conference aims to provide a forum for Gaelic and other minority language practitioners, educationists, activists, policy makers and researchers to explore and exchange research findings, experience and perspectives in minority language teaching and learning and bilingualism. Building on the success of the first Soillse conference organised in 2011, the conference will again be a platform for analysis and debate over the changing use of minority languages. It aims to stimulate fresh perspectives on language revitalisation and to identify new areas for collaboration.”

Soillse is a research collaboration between the University of the Highlands and Islands, Aberdeen University, Edinburgh University and the University of Glasgow, and has been established to provide a much enhanced research capacity to inform public policy towards the maintenance and revitalisation of Gaelic language and culture. Soillse aims to pool Gaelic language research capacity across participating academic institutions to develop and establish international-quality research capability that will support, inform and influence policy at national and local levels in the effort to maintain and revitalize the Gaelic language in Scotland and beyond.  Soillse also aims to nurture a powerful research network across the participating Scottish Higher Education Institutions, linking national researchers with expertise and interest in contemporary Gaelic language matters, with international minority language research institutions.


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