Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

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Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh
Born 1966
Dublin
Nationality Irish
Fields linguistics, Celtic studies, Gaelic studies, Irish
Known for linguistic work on all periods of the Gaelic languages, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx

Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh is Professor of Gaelic and Vice Principal and Head of the College of Arts / Colaiste nan Ealain at the University of Glasgow. He was born in 1966 in Dublin, Ireland.[1][2]

Career[edit]

He gained a BA Hons and an MA from University College Dublin in Irish and Mathematics.[1] Subsequently he was awarded a scholarship to study Scottish Gaelic phonology at the University of Edinburgh, where he completed a PhD on Gaelic historical phonology.[1] He lectured at the University of Edinburgh from 1993 to 2001, where he set up Ionad na Gaeilge / the Centre for Irish Studies. He was Assistant Professor at the School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2001-04 before returning to Scotland in 2005 to take up a personal chair in Gaelic at the Department of Celtic and Gaelic, University of Glasgow, 2005-10.[3]

He was appointed to the first ever established Chair of Gaelic in Scotland at the University of Glasgow in 2010.[3]

At the University of Glasgow, he has held the following positions: Head of Celtic and Gaelic, 2007–10; Deputy head of the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan, 2010–11; head of the School of Humanities / Sgoil nan Daonnachdan, 2012–14; Vice Principal and Head of the College of Arts / Colaiste nan Ealain, from 2015 onwards.

He is Director of the British Academy funded project, Digital Archive of Scottish Gaelic / Dachaigh airson Storas na Gaidhlig, which includes Corpas na Gaidhlig.[4]

Research[edit]

His research work focusses on Scottish Gaelic, in particular its dialectology, history, terminology and phonology.[3]

Publications[edit]

He has published widely, both papers and books, such as:

  • Scottish Gaelic in Three Months/Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks (1998)

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "School of Humanities Staff". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Tobar an Dualchais - Biography". Tobar an Dualchais. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "University of Glasgow Story". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 24 August 2012. 
  4. ^ http://www.dasg.ac.uk