Conchúr Ó Giollagáin

Professor

  • United Kingdom

  • 11 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20122016
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Personal profile

Research expertise

Conchúr Ó Giollagáin was appointed to the Gaelic Research Professorship in the University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland in April 2014. He is also the academic director of Soillse, a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional research project. He is based at Scotland’s national college for Gàidhlig, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, on the Isle of Skye.

 

Conchúr Ó Giollagáin has led extensive research projects and post-graduate initiatives in language planning and minority language culture and sociology. He has written extensively on issues concerning the sustainability of minority cultures, especially the Gaeltacht communities in Ireland.

 

Conchúr previously lectured in the School of Political Science and Sociology in the National University of Ireland Galway on the sociology of language. His teaching and research interests include language planning, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Previously, he was the Head of the Language Planning Unit in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, where he devised and lead Ireland’s first MA programme in Language Planning. He also contributed to the development of the Acadamh’s MA in Language Sciences. He co-authored the government-commissioned Gaeltacht survey Comprehensive Linguistic Study of the Use of Irish in the Gaeltacht (2007). Conchúr received his PhD in Modern Irish from UCD and he also lectured in the Department of Irish in St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University, and in the Department of Celtic Studies in the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. He is an external fellow of the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where he has contributed to a variety of research projects examining different aspects of the language dynamics and linguistic anthropology of minority language culture.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, National University of Ireland Galway

External positions

Adjunct Professor in Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland Galway

28 Oct 201527 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • P Philology. Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Linguistic Anthropology
  • Sociology of Language
  • Language Planning
  • Minority Languages
  • Irish Language
  • Language attrition
  • Cultural Minoritisation
  • Language Revival
  • Scottish Gaelic Research
  • Linguistic Demography

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minority Social Sciences
district Social Sciences
multilingualism Social Sciences
speaking Social Sciences

Projects 2015 2015

An Sruth

Bateman, M., Gorman, R., Ó Giollagáin, C. & Ó Donnaíle, C.

1/04/15 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 2012 2016

  • 11 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 4 Commissioned report
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Book

Beartas Úr na nGael: Dálaí na Gaeilge san Iar-Nua-Aoiseachas

Ó Giollagáin, C. & Ó Curnáin, B., 27 Apr 2016, Galway, Ireland: Leabhar Breac. 112 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

language
sustainability
minority
linguistics
planning
Gaeltacht
Language Acquisition
Proportion
Education
Statistical Analysis
Open Access
linguistics
language
district
sustainability
threat
4 Citations (Scopus)
Ireland
language
language policy
reform
Language Policy

Activities 2014 2014

  • 1 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation

Early exposure to English is damaging the standard of Irish among Gaeltacht young

Conchúr Ó Giollagáin (Article Author)
9 Dec 2014

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation