Gaelic Crowdfunding

Gaelic Crowdfunding

In the last couple of years, Scottish Gaelic language groups and organizations have started to use crowdfunding as a method of fundraising for language revitalization projects. Alternative methods are sometimes needed because in the English-dominant world there never...
Gaelic in Aberdeen

Gaelic in Aberdeen

Ever since I wrote the post on Anti-Gaelic Bingo, it’s been more fun to read about Gaelic in the Scottish newspapers. I simply pull out one of my bingo cards and check off the boxes as columnists and journalists reel off predictable clichés. Nonetheless,...
Anti-Gaelic Bingo

Anti-Gaelic Bingo

Is there a topic that you know a lot about, but that most people can only seem to grasp through stereotypes and misconceptions? A situation where no matter how hard you try, you cannot debunk people’s wrong-headed ideas? Scottish Gaelic language and culture is...
Gaelic in Disney/Pixar’s “Brave”

Gaelic in Disney/Pixar’s “Brave”

As some folks may already know, Celtic Life International magazine — which is based here in Nova Scotia — published my article on the use of Gaelic in Disney/Pixar’s film “Brave” in their Spring 2013 issue:     This article is now...