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Soillse researcher seeks Gaelic speakers

26 April 2013

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (wiki) is a university offering undergraduate and graduate degrees using Scottish Gaelic (gla) as the language of instruction. Located on the Isle of Skye in the Hebrides, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig was founded in 1971 and hosts Soillse, a research network for the maintenance and revitalization of Gaelic.

As a Soillse researcher, Cassie Smith-Christmas is tracing the path of the language as it developed during the 1940s and 50s, when migration occurred due to evacuation and boarding-out. She is seeking people who can speak with her about the language aspects of that period. To find out more about her project and for her contact information, see “Global Gaelic explored through evacuee experiences.”

Interview with Alexa Little

25 April 2013

Last November, Valerie Richardson of radio station WPKN interviewed Alexa Little, an undergraduate at Yale University who has been intensely interested in endangered languages for years. She is currently an undergraduate at Yale University where she works with Mark Turin, director of the World Oral Literature Project.

Read more about Alexa Little on this blog in the article “Two Tales of Endangered Language Passion.”