Title 3rd anniversary of the publication of the Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community study Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 27/06/23 Description Language Promotion with insufficient Language Protection in the existing official approach has caused policy confusion in Gaelic affairs and undermined the potential to support productive outcomes for actual speaker communities.
"An rud anns an tèid dàil, thèid dearmad" (Delay brings neglect). 1095 days since the Gaelic Crisis study was published.
The data and evidence of the Gaelic Crisis study indicate that within the remaining Gaelic vernacular communities of Scotland, the social use and transmission of Gaelic is at the point of societal collapse.
Gaelic affairs should stress interdependence of: Maintaining existing communities; Promoting supportive contexts for learners to form new networks; Coordinating Language Promotion with Language Protection in overall context of sympathetic political and official intervention.
Sustaining Gaelic-speaking communities requires an honest engagement with the social facts and feasible efforts to develop cooperative structures to build minority agency and to protect their position in society.
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