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Attitudes Towards the Gaelic Language

DescriptionThis report presents the findings of a survey designed to obtain the views of adults in Scotland towards Gaelic, its use and perceptions of its value as a language in Scotland today.
ISBN978 1 780453156
Official Print Publication DateAugust 2011
Website Publication DateAugust 18, 2011


ISBN978 1 78045 315 6 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 11892

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This report is accompanied by a research findings


Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1 Background and Objectives
Research Objectives

2 Method and sample

3 Knowledge Of The Gaelic Language Today
Exposure to Gaelic
Exposure to Gaelic amongst those with fluent Gaelic
Knowledge of the Gaelic language
Knowledge amongst those with fluent Gaelic
Usage of Gaelic
Awareness of Gaelic
Awareness of Gaelic employment opportunities

4 Support for the gaelic language
Support for the Gaelic language

5 Identity

6 Relevance and value of gaelic

7 Gaelic In Education
Availability of Gaelic education
Attitudes towards Gaelic in education

8 Conclusions

Appendix 1 - Omnibus Questionnaire

Appendix 2 - Boost Questionnaire

Appendix 3 - Technical Appendix (omnibus)

Appendix 4 - Technical Appendix (boost)

Appendix 5 - Scottish Parliamentary Regions