Programme

We have a fantastic line up of speakers for the event covering a large selection of topics. Full timetable is below.

If you want more detail on a specific talk, head over to the Speakers page for a full description.

Friday 28th February
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome drinks
Saturday 29th February
08:45 – 09:15
Doors Open & Welcome
09:15 – 10:05 Speaker 1 Frieda Morrison Scots Radio – The challenges o Broadcastin in Scots.
10:15 – 11:05 Speaker 2 Chris McCabe Poems from the Edge of Extinction
11:15 – 12:05 Speaker 3 Carlos Yebra López: The Positive Impact of Digital Homelands on the Language Revitalization of Diasporic Languages: the case of Ladino
12:15 – 13:05 Speaker 4 Patricia Mac Eoin The teaching of Irish – why all the confusion? The importance of a solid foundation
13:05 – 14:05
Group Photo & LUNCH
14:05 – 14:55 Speaker 5 Simon Ager Celtic Connections
15:05 – 15:55 Speaker 6 Mark Atherton What is Old English and how did it sound?
16:05 – 16:55 Speaker 7 Michael Dempster Cyberscots – Scots language in the age of the internet
17:05 – 17:55 Speaker 8 Thomas H. Bak Sex, Drugs and Bilingualism: Language Learning between Evolution, Ideology and Science
18:00
SEE YOU TOMORROW!
Sunday 1st March
09:00 – 09:30
Doors Open & Welcome
09:30 – 10:20 Speaker 9 Tony Fekete The Private Polyglot Library: The role of language books in the late 18th and 19th Century in establishing cultural, national and regional identities
10:30 – 11:20 Speaker 10 Gareth Popkins Welsh language: Russian history
11:30 – 12:20 Speaker 11 Shereen Sharaan What Is The Impact of Bilingualism on the Executive Function Skills of Children with Autism?
12:30 – 13:30
Group Photo & LUNCH
13:30 – 14:20 Speaker 12 Àdhamh Ó Broin GÀILIG LATHARN
14:30 – 15:20 Speaker 13 History with Hilbert Come Again? A History of Language in Early Medieval Britain
15:30 – 16:20 Speaker 14 Christopher Lewin Back from the dead: the revival of Manx
16:30 – 17:30
Panel Discussion on language learning
Amanda Patterson, Ermy Pedata & Trisha Dunbar
18:00
SEE YOU NEXT TIME!