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The choice of
immersion schools in
language shift
situation in Brittany
and in Scotland
• Subject and background
• Positioning within the field of
sociolinguistics
• Gaelic findings
Declining numbers of speakers
WELSH 1901: 920,824 or 49.9% of the Welsh population
2001: 582,400 or 20.8% (Office for Nati...
Figure: Gaelic Medium Primary School Education Pupil Numbers (CNAG, 2010)
Growth of Gaelic medium schools
Figure: Parents’ level of qualification and socioeconomic category (N:42)
Education and occupations
LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION
Figure: Level of qualification of the parents compared to 2001 Census data (N:44)
Figure: Occupational categories: respondents according to the local population (Census 2001) (N: 42)
OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORI...
Reasons for the
school choice
• Cultural heritage and
linguistic choice
• Educational advantages
Educational and other advantages
Figure : Educational advantages of Gaelic-medium schools (N of parents:22; N of responses...
Figure: Reasons for children to have Gaelic (N of parents: 22; N of responses:42)
Cultural heritage and linguistic choice
Gaelic language,
competence and
language use
The respondents first language
Figure: First language of the Gaelic parents (N: 44)
Gaelic and the households
Figure: Language of the households (N:22)
Households’ language use
Figure: Language use during homework and family leisure (N:22; N of
responses:44)
Children and their
language use:
With their friends and siblings
Language use amongst siblings and friends (N:22; N of responses:44)
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  1. 1. The choice of immersion schools in language shift situation in Brittany and in Scotland
  2. 2. • Subject and background • Positioning within the field of sociolinguistics • Gaelic findings
  3. 3. Declining numbers of speakers WELSH 1901: 920,824 or 49.9% of the Welsh population 2001: 582,400 or 20.8% (Office for National Statistics, 2004) GAELIC 1901: 202,700 or 4.5% of the Scottish population 2001: 58,652 or 1.21% (Census, 2004) BRETON 1905: 1,400,000 or 93% of the Breton population (Broudic, 1995) 2007: 172,000 or 13% (Extra & Gorter, 2008)
  4. 4. Figure: Gaelic Medium Primary School Education Pupil Numbers (CNAG, 2010) Growth of Gaelic medium schools
  5. 5. Figure: Parents’ level of qualification and socioeconomic category (N:42) Education and occupations
  6. 6. LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION Figure: Level of qualification of the parents compared to 2001 Census data (N:44)
  7. 7. Figure: Occupational categories: respondents according to the local population (Census 2001) (N: 42) OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORIES
  8. 8. Reasons for the school choice
  9. 9. • Cultural heritage and linguistic choice • Educational advantages
  10. 10. Educational and other advantages Figure : Educational advantages of Gaelic-medium schools (N of parents:22; N of responses:63)
  11. 11. Figure: Reasons for children to have Gaelic (N of parents: 22; N of responses:42) Cultural heritage and linguistic choice
  12. 12. Gaelic language, competence and language use
  13. 13. The respondents first language Figure: First language of the Gaelic parents (N: 44)
  14. 14. Gaelic and the households Figure: Language of the households (N:22)
  15. 15. Households’ language use Figure: Language use during homework and family leisure (N:22; N of responses:44)
  16. 16. Children and their language use:
  17. 17. With their friends and siblings Language use amongst siblings and friends (N:22; N of responses:44)

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