Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Language Sciences Institute (LSI) aims to connect innovation and expertise in research and learning and will use the collective power and multi-disciplinary strengths of the UHI academic network to reconfigure current approaches to the revitalisation of minority languages. With a particular focus on the traditional Gaelic speaking communities of Scotland, the LSI will build on the work of the Soillse project.

The distinctive features of the LSI are:

  • A research and learning institute embedded within a minority language community.
  • An open and collaborative approach (between researchers and community participants) to minority language research.
  • The co-design of new research methodologies and innovative knowledge exchange processes that will help shape both a national and international perspective on Gaelic language and culture.
  • A practice centred approach to language research addressing the challenges of social and economic sustainability within minority language communities.
  • Linking localised minority language situations to international perspectives on language revitalisation processes which involve the community in the design of interventions, policy and research.
  • Supporting imaginative and progressive language planning and policy initiatives.

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  • Research Output

    The Gaelic Crisis in the Vernacular Community: A comprehensive sociolinguistic survey of Scottish Gaelic

    Ó Giollagáin, C., Camshron, G., Moireach, P., Ó Curnáin, B., Caimbeul, I., MacDonald, B. & Péterváry, T., 1 Jul 2020, Abrdeen: Aberdeen University Press.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Open Access