Dr Stuart Dunmore
- Research Associate (Hispanic Studies)
I received my undergraduate MA from the University of Edinburgh in 2008, before graduating from the University of Oxford with an MSt in Celtic in 2010. My PhD examined long-term outcomes of Gaelic-medium education in Scotland. After completing my doctorate in 2014 I was employed at the University of Glasgow as part of a team researching language proficiency among new speakers, then as Soillse Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. In 2016 I was awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship by the British Academy to investigate new speaker practices and ideologies in Scotland and Nova Scotia, Canada. After completing this fellowship in 2019 I was appointed to my current research role.
My current research interests are in the sociolinguistics of minority language use, language ideology, and the sociology of the Celtic languages. I am particularly interested in the sociolinguistics of Celtic in varieties Britain, Ireland and among diasporic communities overseas. My British Academy fellowship (2016-19) assessed the role of 'new' speakers in Gaelic revitalisation initiatives in two divergent contexts. My current research, funded by policymakers, will investigate reasons for ongoing language shift in a Gaelic community in the Western Isles.
'Language Revitalisation in Gaelic Scotland', 2019, EUP:
'Linguistic practice and ideology among new speakers of Gaelic in Scotland and Nova Scotia, Canada'
2016-2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship, British Academy: £255,000
I have previously supervised postgaduate students on the MSc Applied Linguistics programme at the University of Edinburgh.
Previous teaching experience
Discourse; Pragmatics; Language and Identity; Language Socialisation; Second Language Acquisition; Celtic Civilisation; Introduction to Gaelic