Language Policy and Planning in Scotland GAELIC4040
Academic Session: 2012-13
School: School of Humanities
Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
Typically Offered: Semester 1 (Alternate Years)
Available to Visiting Students: Yes
This course will explore the theory and practice of language policy and planning, from the perspective of recent attempts to revitalise the Gaelic and Scots languages in Scotland. Three main topics will be covered - language shift; status planning (including acquisition planning and usage planning); and corpus planning (including standardisation and modernisation) - and the Scottish context will be compared and contrasted with the situation of other European minoritised and minor national languages.
Class will meet twice weekly for ten weeks.
Requirements of Entry
Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Gaelic, Celtic Studies, Celtic Civilisation, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes.
Oral presentation (5%),
Accompanying handout or presentation slides (15%),
Essay of 2000 words (25%)
Participation in Classes (5%)
End of course Examination (50%)
Main Assessment In: April/May