Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh

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Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh
Born 1966
Nationality Irish
Fields linguistics, Celtic studies
Known for work in Scottish Gaelic phonology

Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh is a professor of Celtic linguistics. He was born in 1966 in Dublin, Ireland.[1][2]


He gained a BA and an MA from University College Dublin in Irish and mathematics.[1] Subsequently he was awarded a scholarship to study Scottish Gaelic phonology in Scotland.[1] Following a PhD on the subject, he taught at the University of Edinburgh from 1993 onwards.[3]

From 2005 he was Professor of Gaelic at the Celtic Department of the University of Glasgow and held the first ever Chair of Gaelic in Scotland from 2010 on.[3]


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


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

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


  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.