Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh
|Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh|
|Fields||linguistics, Celtic studies, Gaelic studies, Irish|
|Known for||linguistic work on all periods of the Gaelic languages, Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx|
He gained a BA Hons and an MA from University College Dublin in Irish and Mathematics. 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. 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.
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.
He has published widely, both papers and books, such as:
- Scottish Gaelic in Three Months/Scottish Gaelic in Twelve Weeks (1998)