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Real vision is needed if Gaelic is to revitalised

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:25 am
by Gràisg
Seon Caimbeul san Albannach

"There is no provision for adult literacy, the range of dictionaries and adult learning materials is inadequate, there is a chronic shortage of trained editors and opportunities for adult learning are severely restricted.

Experts warn against restricting threatened languages to arenas where they are maintained as second languages by academic elite groups, who can be called on for tokenistic displays of "heritage and culture".

Does the Scottish Government have any real plan to revitalise Gaelic as a living language and to secure its status, as required by the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005, on a principle of equal respect with English?"

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