Dr Nicola Carty
- Research Assistant (Celtic & Gaelic)
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.
ESRC National Centre for Research Methods Training Bursary, 2017
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)
PhD Studentship, 2010-2014
Soillse – the National Research Network for the Maintenance and Revitalisation of Gaelic Language and Culture