Còmhla is a wiki-based, online community for anyone who has a stake or interest in Gaelic linguistics and/or corpus planning.

The aims of Còmhla include, but are not restricted to, the following:
  • to collaboratively author a free, comprehensive descriptive grammar of contemporary Gaelic, including sociolinguistic information (dialectal, historical and register variation).
  • where grammatical/lexical/orthographical variation exists, to consensually formulate clear, principled guidelines as to what should constitute "standard formal Gaelic", for use in official situations.
  • to create a "community of practice" for both Gaelic language professionals working in fields such as broadcasting, publishing, education, academia and government, and for Gaelic learners and enthusiasts - a space where they can come together to share and develop their practice, and to simultaneously make a valuable contribution to Gaelic revitalisation.
  • to inform and support the work of an official, independent Gaelic Language Academy.

Còmhla is run by Glasgow University's Celtic and Gaelic department, in collaboration with the Soillse national research network for Gaelic language planning. The organisers gratefully acknowledge the assistance and advice they have received from the following Gaelic stakeholder organisations: Bòrd na Gàidhlig, BBC Scotland, MG Alba, Deiseal Ltd, Clì Gàidhlig, Akerbeltz, The Scotsman, Learning and Teaching Scotland, the Scottish Qualifications Agency, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Stòrlann and Comhairle nan Leabhraichean.

All of the content of this wiki should be considered as having been dedicated to the public domain, under a "No Rights Reserved" Creative Commons Zero Public Domain license (CC ZERO). Anyone can copy, share, modify, distribute and remix the content, even for commercial purposes, without asking permission.

For more information, please contact: Mark.McConville@glasgow.ac.uk



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