The first in-depth investigation of Gaelic based on sociolinguistic analysis .
Draws on the latest scholarship and expertise developed by the Soillse research network for Gaelic revitalisation .
Offers fresh perspectives from notable early career scholars together with internationally recognised experts in small language revitalization The number of young people speaking Gaelic in Scotland is growing for the first time since Census records began but less than half of all Gaelic speakers use Gaelic in the home.
This book sets out to explore why. Focusing on how people, communities and organisations are 'doing' Gaelic, this book explores the processes and patterns of Gaelic language acquisition, use and management across four key spaces of interaction: the family, the community, educational settings, and in organisations.
The contributors adopt an experiential approach to give voice to speakers in a diverse range of communities, both geographically and socially, as the volume illustrates the ways in w