Dr Stuart Dunmore

  • Research Associate (Hispanic Studies)

Research interests

Biography

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.

Research interests

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.

Recent monograph

'Language Revitalisation in Gaelic Scotland', 2019, EUP:

https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/book-language-revitalisation-in-gaelic-scotland.html

Publications

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2017

Dunmore, S. S. (2017) Immersion education outcomes and the Gaelic community: identities and language ideologies among Gaelic medium-educated adults in Scotland. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 38(8), pp. 726-741. (doi: 10.1080/01434632.2016.1249875)

2015

Dunmore, S. and Smith-Christmas, C. (2015) Voicing the ‘other’: code-switching in discourses of Gaelic language ideologies. In: Torgersen, E., Hårstad, S., Mæhlum, B. and Røyneland, U. (eds.) Language Variation - European Perspectives V: Selected Papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013. Series: Studies in language variation (17). John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, pp. 87-98. ISBN 9789027234971 (doi:10.1075/silv.17.07dun)

2011

Dunmore, S. (2011) Language decline and the “Theory of Cornish Distinctiveness”: the historiography of language and identity in early modern Cornwall. In: Furchtgott, D., Holmberg, M., McMullen, A.J. and Sumner, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA, USA, pp. 71-105. ISBN 9780674066786

Dunmore, S. (2011) Xians via Yish? Language attitudes and cultural identities on Britain's Celtic periphery. Cornish Studies, 19(1), pp. 60-83. (doi: 10.1386/corn.19.1.60_1)

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Number of items: 4.

Articles

Dunmore, S. S. (2017) Immersion education outcomes and the Gaelic community: identities and language ideologies among Gaelic medium-educated adults in Scotland. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 38(8), pp. 726-741. (doi: 10.1080/01434632.2016.1249875)

Dunmore, S. (2011) Xians via Yish? Language attitudes and cultural identities on Britain's Celtic periphery. Cornish Studies, 19(1), pp. 60-83. (doi: 10.1386/corn.19.1.60_1)

Book Sections

Dunmore, S. and Smith-Christmas, C. (2015) Voicing the ‘other’: code-switching in discourses of Gaelic language ideologies. In: Torgersen, E., Hårstad, S., Mæhlum, B. and Røyneland, U. (eds.) Language Variation - European Perspectives V: Selected Papers from the Seventh International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 7), Trondheim, June 2013. Series: Studies in language variation (17). John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, pp. 87-98. ISBN 9789027234971 (doi:10.1075/silv.17.07dun)

Dunmore, S. (2011) Language decline and the “Theory of Cornish Distinctiveness”: the historiography of language and identity in early modern Cornwall. In: Furchtgott, D., Holmberg, M., McMullen, A.J. and Sumner, N. (eds.) Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA, USA, pp. 71-105. ISBN 9780674066786

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Grants

'Linguistic practice and ideology among new speakers of Gaelic in Scotland and Nova Scotia, Canada'

2016-2019 Postdoctoral Fellowship, British Academy: £255,000

Supervision

I have previously supervised postgaduate students on the MSc Applied Linguistics programme at the University of Edinburgh.

Teaching

Previous teaching experience

Discourse; Pragmatics; Language and Identity; Language Socialisation; Second Language Acquisition; Celtic Civilisation; Introduction to Gaelic