Attitudes Towards the Gaelic Language Official Survey result

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Attitudes Towards the Gaelic Language Official Survey result

Unread postby faoileag » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:16 pm

Just published:

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications ... 04160631/1

Executive summary worth reading at least.




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Unread postby CelticSpice » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:42 pm

Although my opinion probably doesn't matter that much, being American and all, I'm all for Gaelic being an integral part of Scotland. I even fancy Gaelic being an official language of Scotland and not just a recognized regional language. :)

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Unread postby Gràisg » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:04 pm

"Around half (51%) were in favour of the usage of Gaelic in Scotland. By comparison very few (9%) were against it, but a sizeable number (38%) had no opinion either way - suggesting a lack of engagement with this issue amongst a sizeable segment of the population. "

Nach dripeil trang feadhainn den 9% ud? Co-dhiù seo rudeigin bhon PDF

8.8 It is evident throughout the survey that those aged 65 and over hold less
positive views towards Gaelic: they were less likely to support it, to see its
relevance, and to advocate a role for the language in education. As seen
previously in research into the Scots language, this may reflect the fact that
older groups were more likely to have been encouraged to speak English as
part of their education and therefore consider Gaelic as a secondary, or
indeed less appropriate, language.

tuilleadh an seo:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc ... 120038.pdf

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Re: Attitudes Towards the Gaelic Language Official Survey re

Unread postby faoileag » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:56 pm

Gràisg wrote:
Nach dripeil trang feadhainn den 9% ud? Co-dhiù seo rudeigin bhon PDF
Tha agus is ceart a tha thu! :spors:

.8 It is evident throughout the survey that those aged 65 and over hold less
positiveviews towards Gaelic: they were less likely to support it, to see its
relevance, and to advocate a role for the language in education. As seen
previously in research into the Scots language, this may reflect the fact that
older groups were more likely to have been encouraged to speak English as
part of their education and therefore consider Gaelic as a secondary, or
indeed less appropriate, language.


Sin a thuirt mi fhìn air snàithle eile, a thaobh mo phàrantan . :(

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Unread postby Seonaidh » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:15 pm

CelticSpice wrote:Although my opinion probably doesn't matter that much, being American and all, I'm all for Gaelic being an integral part of Scotland. I even fancy Gaelic being an official language of Scotland and not just a recognized regional language. :)

Thathar ri ràdh gur e cànan oifigeil na h-Alba a th' anns a' Ghàidhlig.
It should be pointed out that Gaelic is an official language of Scotland.

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Unread postby CelticSpice » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:21 am

A bheil sin fìor?
Is that true?

I was of the impression that Gaelic was just considered a regional langauge, despite the fact that there is quite a bit of Gaelic in many places in Scotland. Wikipedia lies! --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scotland

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Unread postby poor_mouse » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:03 am

As for Wiki, look here, "Official recognition".
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Unread postby GunChleoc » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:10 am

Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act 2005 wrote:An Act of the Scottish Parliament to establish a body having functions exercisable with a view to securing the status of the Gaelic language as an official language of Scotland commanding equal respect to the English language, including the functions of preparing a national Gaelic language plan, of requiring certain public authorities to prepare and publish Gaelic language plans in connection with the exercise of their functions and to maintain and implement such plans, and of issuing guidance in relation to Gaelic education.

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/asp/2005/7/contents

"with a view to securing the status ..."

Chan e ach amas a th' ann gum biodh a' Ghàidhlig na chànan oifigeil.

It is only a goal to make Gaelic an official language.
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Unread postby ArtMacCarmaig » Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:19 pm

Tha inbhe oifigeil aig a' Ghàidhlig san Rìoghachd Aonaichte - Gaelic does have official status in the UK.

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications ... 8356/28056

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:10 pm

Tapadh leat - tha seo nas soilleire :D
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Unread postby Gràisg » Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:22 am

agus snìomh a-nis
"Survey reveals degree of apathy among Scots towards Gaelic"

"HALF of Scots are either ambivalent towards or oppose the use of the Gaelic language, a new survey has revealed.

Research published yesterday by the Scottish Government intimated “moderate support” for the language as 9% of the population were found to be against it and 38% held no opinion. "

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/educ ... -1.1118550

Chan e dheagh cheann naidheachd dhaibh a tha'nn an "Mòr-chuid taiceil don Ghàidhlig". Feumaidh mi a ràdh a-rithist chan e a-mhàin air sgaths teicneolais a tha paipearan-naidheachd a' dol fodha. Dè direach a tha an Herald feuchainn ri ràdh agus carson nach eil iad comasach an fhìrinn a thuigsinn? A bheil iad feuchainn ri pàipearan a reic dhan 13% ud no a' mhòr chuid sluagh na h-Alba?

Ach seall seo a chàirdean:

Poll shows Scots support Gaelic and Scottish Studies:
A poll conducted by TMS-BMRB on behalf of the Scottish Government has found that there is overwhelming support for the Gaelic language amongst the Scottish population.

81% of Scots believe that it is important that Scotland does not lose its Gaelic language traditions, and 78% stated that the language was an important part of Scottish culture. 70% of respondents said that there ought to be more opportunities to learn the language.

In a huge boost for the Scottish Government's plans to introduce Scottish Studies into schools, an overwhelming majority of those polled said that they were in favour of all school pupils learning about Scottish studies, defined as Scottish history, culture, heritage, language and literature, etc. 90% of those polled agreed with the question, with a mere 4% opposed. 86% supported the idea that school pupils should be allowed to take Gaelic as a subject if they chose.

http://www.newsnetscotland.com/index.ph ... udies.html

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Unread postby GunChleoc » Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:10 am

Nach eil e iongantach dè a ghabhas dèanamh às na h-aon àireamhan! :roll:
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Unread postby Gràisg » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:20 am

Agus "Gaelic culture given a loud slàinte mhath from across Scotland"
http://www.scotsman.com/news/Gaelic-cul ... 6821223.jp

Ach bho na 381 bheachdan na chois chìthear gu bhiel an 13% fhathast a' cumail a' dol.

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Unread postby Thrissel » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:47 pm

Chaidh rannsachadh eile a dhèanamh le CnaG, fear a bha a' coimhead air Ghàidhealtachd a-mhàin, agus 's ann nas eu-dòchasaiche an toradh aige :

Roghnaich 39% nach robh iad idir idir bàidheil [don Ghàidhlig] am bliadhna - ceudad nas àirde na bh' ann riamh, agus e suas 6% air a' bhliadhna an-uiridh.

Roghnaich 36% gun robh iad bàidheil gu ìre mhòir no gu ìre air choireigin, don Ghàidhlig - sìos 5% air an-uiridh, agus am figear as ìsle bho 2008.


Agus rud 's math dh’fhaodte nas miosa :

Sheall an rannsachadh cuideachd gu bheil nas lugha na 1% den chonaltradh a nì an sluagh ris a' Chomhairle ga dhèanamh anns a' Ghàidhlig.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/naid ... elic.shtml

Saoil gum faod sin a bhith co-cheangailte leis na tha Tormod MacGill-Eain ag ràdh san leabhar mu dheireadh aige (td 205)?

[...] pupils in my other third-year class were more reluctant to communicate in their maternal language. It seemed to me that they imagined that every Gaelic word they uttered diminished the store of English they possessed. They understood every word of Gaelic, but most of the time opted to use English. This attitude is prevalent to this day among a significant proportion of bilingual Gaelic speakers. I leave people to make their own inferences as to the self-esteem of these folk.