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'My Gaelic' exploring learning Gaelic in Scotland today

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Cultural Documents is delighted to invte you to ‘My Gaelic: exploring learning Gaelic in Scotland today’, organised in partnership with Bernadette O’Rourke (Heriot Watt University), Wilson McLeod (Edinburgh University) and the in collaboration with COST Action New Speakers in a Multilingual World. The events are facilitated by Federica Cesaroni, Università Roma Tre.

'My Gaelic' is part of the Languages Lost and Found programme within the Being Human Festival which aim to make visible the hidden richness and diversity of languages and cultures in Scottish society. It is also part of The Oban Winter Festival and comprises...

...a programme of film screenings - open from 11am until 7pm on 17, 18 and 19 November:

Two new short films tell stories about the un-seen aspects of learning languages, and the anxieties, emotions and challenges involved in being a Gaelic speaker in Scotland today:

'Gaelic Journeys' by Deirdre MacKenna (15 minutes, 2017) and
'Growing up with a Minority Language' (6 minutes, 2017) by Maria Garraffa and Timea Katusi.

...an open group discussion - at 2pm on Saturday, 18 November 2017:

Please join us in a lively discussion woven between both Gaelic and English languages:

The event will be introduced by Bernadette O’Rourke and Wilson McLeod who will present new research into how and why people choose to learn the Gaelic language, followed by audience feedback and stories about learning Gaelic in Scotland today.

Please register on this page to let us now how many people to expect at the open group discussion - at 2pm on Saturday, 18 November 2017

image: still image from 'Gaelic Journeys' a 15 minute film by Deirdre MacKenna (2017) © Cultural Documents and COST New Speakers Network

Please click here for more informaiton on 'My Gaelic' and 'The New Speakers Studio'


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