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Language Revitalisation in Gaelic Scotland: Linguistic Practice and Ideology

Stuart Dunmore


Situated within the interrelated disciplines of applied sociolinguistics and the sociology of language, this book explores the language use and attitudinal perceptions of a sample of 130 adults who received Gaelic-medium education (GME) at primary school, during the first years of that system’s availability in Scotland. The school is viewed by policymakers as a crucial site for language revitalisation in such diverse contexts as Hawai’i, New Zealand and the Basque Country – as well as throughout the Celtic-speaking world. In Scotland, GME is seen as a key area of language development, regarded ... More

Keywords: bilingualism, language policy, Scottish Gaelic, education, revitalisation, language ideologies, applied sociolinguistics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474443111
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stuart Dunmore, author
University of Edinburgh