Dr Nicola Carty

  • Research Assistant (Celtic & Gaelic)

Research interests

I am the Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the SFC/Bòrd na Gàidhlig funded project, Comasan Labhairt ann an Gàidhlig (Gaelic Proficiency). I am developing empirically-derived, spoken proficiency scales for adult Gaelic learning and teaching. This incorporates research on second language acquisition, language testing and assessment, and learner corpora. It is informed by work on minority language speakers and policy.

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


Grants

Collection of data on Gaelic for Adults, 2019-2021
With educational consultants Daniel Sellers and Jackie Borge.
Bòrd na Gàidhlig (£15,000)

ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Training Bursary, 2017
£750

Knowledge Exchange workshop with tutors of Gaelic to adults, 2016
European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (€1000)
University of Glasgow School of Humanities Research Incentivisation Fund (with Prof. Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh) (£750)

Comasan Labhairt ann an Gàidhlig, 2014-2019
With PI Prof. Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh
Bòrd na Gàidhlig
(£110,000)    
Scottish Funding Council (£143,922)

PhD Studentship, 2010-2014
Soillse – the National Research Network for the Maintenance and Revitalisation of Gaelic Language and Culture


Teaching

Undergraduate

I have taught the Sociolinguistics strand on Gaelic 2 (Intermediate) and Gaelic 2 (Advanced).


Publications

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2018

Carty, N. (2018) Comasan Labhairt ann an Gàidhlig: Frèam-obrach airson ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig le inbhich. Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 10, Edinburgh, UK, 28-30 Aug 2018.

MacLeod, M., Smith-Christmas, C. and Carty, N. (Eds.) (2018) Gaelic in Contemporary Scotland: The Sociolinguistics of an Endangered Language. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. (Accepted for Publication)

Carty, N. (2018) New speakers, potential new speakers, and their experiences and abilities in Scottish Gaelic. In: Smith-Christmas, C., Ó Murchadha, N., Hornsby, M. and Moriarty, M. (eds.) New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 253-270. ISBN 9781137575579

MacLeod, M., Smith-Christmas, C. and Carty, N. (2018) Introduction. In: MacLeod, M., Smith-Christmas, C. and Carty, N. (eds.) Gaelic in Contemporary Scotland: The Sociolinguistics of an Endangered Language. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. (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 Thu Dec 13 14:49:22 2018 GMT.
Number of items: 13.

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. (2018) New speakers, potential new speakers, and their experiences and abilities in Scottish Gaelic. In: Smith-Christmas, C., Ó Murchadha, N., Hornsby, M. and Moriarty, M. (eds.) New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices. Palgrave Macmillan: London, pp. 253-270. ISBN 9781137575579

MacLeod, M., Smith-Christmas, C. and Carty, N. (2018) Introduction. In: MacLeod, M., Smith-Christmas, C. and Carty, N. (eds.) Gaelic in Contemporary Scotland: The Sociolinguistics of an Endangered Language. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. (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]

Edited Books

MacLeod, M., Smith-Christmas, C. and Carty, N. (Eds.) (2018) Gaelic in Contemporary Scotland: The Sociolinguistics of an Endangered Language. Edinburgh University Press: Edinburgh. (Accepted for Publication)

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. (2018) Comasan Labhairt ann an Gàidhlig: Frèam-obrach airson ionnsachadh na Gàidhlig le inbhich. Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 10, Edinburgh, UK, 28-30 Aug 2018.

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 Thu Dec 13 14:49:22 2018 GMT.