Linguistics Seminar - Colleen Patton
February 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, St. John Auditiorium (St. John, Room 011)
Short-Courses in Scottish Gaelic: Who is Participating and Why Does It Matter? By: Colleen Patton, UHM-Linguistics Department
The short-courses model of summer courses available at Sabhal MÃ²r Ostaig falls short of facilitating substantial acquisition of the Gaelic language for the participants. However, participants rated very highly their interest in continuing Gaelic study and in the promotion of Gaelic in public education. This presentation will discuss the motivations to attend these short-courses and the benefits this model has for rebuilding language ecologies, as seen in the participants' growing interest in the stability of Gaelic language and use. In addition, this presentation will touch on difficulties encountered in carrying out the research, and thoughts for future projects.
Linguistics Department, Mānoa Campus
Kavon Hooshiar, (808) 956-8602, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.ling.hawaii.edu/tuesday-seminar-series-spring-2014