Edited by Francesc Feliu and Olga Fullana
[IVITRA Research in Linguistics and Literature 20] 2019
► pp. 176–188
L’estandardització del gaèlic escocès
L’aplicació del model de Haugen
Since the Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act was passed in 2005, the Gaelic revitalisation process has been undertaken with regards to the status of the language, but corpus planning remains scarce. This paper consists of a review about standard language and the process of standardisation of Scottish Gaelic and it is aimed to examine and to reflect to what extent Haugen’s model (1983) is followed in the standardisation process affecting Gaelic in Scotland. After the discussion, it is noticeable that there has been an evident but implicit standardisation process: a Mid-Minch Gaelic variety of the language is implemented and somehow elaborated. However, there are some key priorities for the standard that have not been completed yet in terms of codification, especially grammatication. Therefore, Scottish Gaelic is not a completely standard language because although it still lacks an explicit codification process, Gaelic is implemented and elaborated.