Dr Nicola Carty

  • Research Assistant (Celtic and Gaelic)

telephone: 3231
email: Nicola.Carty@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

My research looks at the acquisition of Gaelic as a second language by adults.  I am particularly interested in second language development and processing.  I am also interested in the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching and testing, and the relationship between second language acquisition research and policy towards language education and minority language revitalisation.

Although my main focus is on these areas, I am also interested in language planning and policy more general, language contact, and the sociolinguistics of minority languages.


Grants

Comasan Labhairt ann an Gàidhlig/Gaelic Adult Proficiency
With Prof. Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh as PI; this project is developing a framework for the teaching and learning of Gaelic by adults, based on second language acquisition principles, which will be aligned with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Funding:     

  • Bòrd na Gàidhlig (£110,000)    
  • Scottish Funding Council (£143,922)

Teaching

Undergraduate

I currently lecture on the second year module Sociolinguistics.


Publications

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Number of items: 10.

2016

Carty, N. (2016) Describing proficiency in adult new speakers of Scottish Gaelic: Current findings and future directions. In: Smith-Christmas, C., Moriarty, M., Hornsby, M. and Ó Murchadha, N. (eds.) New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices. Palgrave Macmillan. (Accepted for Publication)

2015

Carty, N. (2015) Comasan labhairt ann an Gàidhlig. 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 13-17 Jul 2015. (Unpublished)

Carty, N. (2015) The role of SLA research in Scottish Gaelic language revitalisation policy. Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium, Lund, Sweden, 17-18 Jun 2015. (Unpublished)

2014

Carty, N. (2014) Describing proficiency in adult L2 Scottish Gaelic: current findings and future directions. 2nd International Symposium On New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges, Barcelona, Spain, 20-22 Nov 2014. (Unpublished)

Carty, N. (2014) Engagement with the Glasgow Gaelic community as a means of Gaelic learning. Languages in the UK: Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the Community in Language Learning, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, 29-30 May 2014.

Carty, N. (2014) Pathways to proficiency: describing the language skills and learning processes of adult learners of Scottish Gaelic. Soillse Seminar Series, Edinburgh, Scotland, 14 Feb - 24 Apr 2014.

Carty, N. (2014) The adult learner in Gaelic language-in-education policy: language revitalisation and the CEFR. European Journal of Language Policy, 6(2), pp. 195-217. (doi:10.3828/ejlp.2014.11)

2012

Carty, N. (2012) Varcasia, Cecilia (ed.). 2011. Becoming multilingual: Language learning and language policy between attitudes and identities. Oxford: Peter Lang. Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies, 6(1), pp. 23-27. [Book Review]

2011

Carty, N. (2011) Paths to Post-Nationalism: A Critical Ethnography of Language and Identity by Monica Heller. Kelvingrove Review, 8, pp. 1-5. [Book Review]

2010

Carty, N. (2010) The First Official Language? The status of the Irish language in Dublin. Other. Manchester Working Group on Language Contact, Manchester.

This list was generated on Sat Jun 24 20:34:29 2017 BST.
Number of items: 10.

Articles

Carty, N. (2014) The adult learner in Gaelic language-in-education policy: language revitalisation and the CEFR. European Journal of Language Policy, 6(2), pp. 195-217. (doi:10.3828/ejlp.2014.11)

Book Sections

Carty, N. (2016) Describing proficiency in adult new speakers of Scottish Gaelic: Current findings and future directions. In: Smith-Christmas, C., Moriarty, M., Hornsby, M. and Ó Murchadha, N. (eds.) New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices. Palgrave Macmillan. (Accepted for Publication)

Book Reviews

Carty, N. (2012) Varcasia, Cecilia (ed.). 2011. Becoming multilingual: Language learning and language policy between attitudes and identities. Oxford: Peter Lang. Apples - Journal of Applied Language Studies, 6(1), pp. 23-27. [Book Review]

Carty, N. (2011) Paths to Post-Nationalism: A Critical Ethnography of Language and Identity by Monica Heller. Kelvingrove Review, 8, pp. 1-5. [Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Carty, N. (2010) The First Official Language? The status of the Irish language in Dublin. Other. Manchester Working Group on Language Contact, Manchester.

Conference or Workshop Item

Carty, N. (2015) Comasan labhairt ann an Gàidhlig. 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 13-17 Jul 2015. (Unpublished)

Carty, N. (2015) The role of SLA research in Scottish Gaelic language revitalisation policy. Bridging Language Acquisition and Language Policy Symposium, Lund, Sweden, 17-18 Jun 2015. (Unpublished)

Carty, N. (2014) Describing proficiency in adult L2 Scottish Gaelic: current findings and future directions. 2nd International Symposium On New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges, Barcelona, Spain, 20-22 Nov 2014. (Unpublished)

Carty, N. (2014) Engagement with the Glasgow Gaelic community as a means of Gaelic learning. Languages in the UK: Bridging the Gap Between the Classroom and the Community in Language Learning, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, 29-30 May 2014.

Carty, N. (2014) Pathways to proficiency: describing the language skills and learning processes of adult learners of Scottish Gaelic. Soillse Seminar Series, Edinburgh, Scotland, 14 Feb - 24 Apr 2014.

This list was generated on Sat Jun 24 20:34:29 2017 BST.