Family Language Policy: Maintaining an Endangered Language in the Home

  • Cassie┬áSmith-Christmas

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Cassie Smith-Christmas
    Pages 1-19
  3. Cassie Smith-Christmas
    Pages 20-32
  4. Cassie Smith-Christmas
    Pages 33-57
  5. Cassie Smith-Christmas
    Pages 58-88
  6. Cassie Smith-Christmas
    Pages 89-108
  7. Cassie Smith-Christmas
    Pages 109-117
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 118-137

About this book


Based on an eight-year study of a family on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, this book explores why the children in the family do not often speak Gaelic, despite the adults' best efforts to use the language with them, as well as the children's attendance at a Gaelic immersion school.


diachronic Immersion language policy history Immersion language language policy linguistics sociolinguistics teaching

Authors and affiliations

  • Cassie┬áSmith-Christmas
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Highlands and Islands/University of EdinburghUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-70564-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-52181-1
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