Dr Nicola Carty
- Research Assistant (Celtic and Gaelic)
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.
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.
- Bòrd na Gàidhlig (£110,000)
- Scottish Funding Council (£143,922)
I currently lecture on the second year module Sociolinguistics.