26 November 2008

Learning from the Gaelic Language Act

Presenter: Wilson McLeod
Title: Learning from the Gaelic Language Act
Date: 26th November 2008
Time: 7pm
Venue: Moray House, University of Edinburgh, EH8 8AQ (how to get there)

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The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act came into force in 2006 and established Bòrd na Gàidhlig as a public body which is responsible for the preservation of Gaelic as an official language in Scotland.

The Act gives an official framework to the efforts to preserve and sustain the Gaelic language and culture. In this talk Wilson puts forwards some of the advantages and pitfalls of developing a language using a legislative approach and discusses how the lessons from Gaelic may be applied to BSL.

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