Reading in Gaelic
at all ages
RESEARCH IN MORE DETAIL
In this project we will develop the first reading assessment in Gaelic, available for teachers in Gaelic medium Education and for any speaker of the language with an interest in reading. Reading is the weakest competence in Gaelic with no many readers and a lack of resources for practicing test comprehension and enjoying reading for pleasure. The project is intended to promote biliteracy with a minority language and its effect on reading performance.
Euan Dickson is our RA working on the Reading in Gaelic project. He is a fluent speaker and writer of the language. He has already adapted psychometric batteries in Gaelic. Euan will contribute developing a reading test, testing both adults and children and delivering events to promote bilaterally and reading in Gaelic.
Morna will contribute in the development of the materials. Mona was involved in a previous project on the adaptation of a sentence repetition task and narrative task in Gaelic. Morna is a Speech and Language Therapist,fluent user of Gaelic and activity in supporting the language.