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The Future of Scots symposium

The Future of Scots symposium

English Language & Linguistics
Date: Friday 03 February 2023
Time: 09:30 - 17:00
Venue: Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
Category: Conferences, Public lectures, Academic events, Staff workshops and seminars
Speaker: Multiple
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-future-of-scots-symposium-tickets-511496980237

The Future of Scots project will culminate in a symposium to take place in Glasgow and online on Friday 3 February 2023.

The project is funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and run by Dr Joanna Kopaczyk (English Language & Linguistics) in collaboration with Professor Bernadette O'Rourke (School of Modern Languages & Cultures) and external partners Education Scotland and Oor Vyce.

It's the first event of its kind, bringing together academics, stakeholders, policy makers, community representatives, and experts from non-Scots contexts looking to draw lessons from other minority-language contexts such as Scottish Gaelic, Galician, Asturian, Nynorsk, and Welsh.

The project and its final symposium aim to lay the groundwork for community and stakeholder-driven language policy for Scots, which is especially topical in the current context of the government consultation on the Scottish Languages Bill.

The Future of Scots 

While over 1.9 million people in Scotland use or have some knowledge of Scots, there is no coherent research agenda on language policy and planning for the language. 

The Future of Scots is a collaborative research project seeking to change that. Led by the University of Glasgow and supported by The Royal Society of Edinburgh, it has partnered with Education Scotland and Oor Vyce to deliver an exciting programme of research activities between 2021 and 2023. 

The Future of Scots Symposium

Join the Future of Scots symposium on Friday 3 February 2023.  You will find the event details and registration options on Eventbrite .

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