My name is Alison, and I recently moved to Nova Scotia for Gaelic! I want to learn the language, of course, but I also want to try to understand the whole Gaelic experience, including the language, culture, and community.
As a linguist, I started this website as a way to document and reflect on my own experiences, collect my thoughts and generally keep a record of how and what I’m learning about Gaelic and its context in the community.
If you don’t think that’s very interesting (how could you not?), I’ve also included some information about the subjects of Gaelic and Linguistics, as well as a Bio page about myself, because it takes a special kind of crazy person to move across a country to do what I’m doing.
It’s sort of like an experiment on myself, only instead of writing a dissertation at the end of it all, it’s a living, dynamic, website. And as such, it will always be changing as I learn and experience new things. Also, blogs are arguably way more fun than dissertations.
I also hope that by being here, I will be able to help out in the Gaelic community as much as possible, while doing my best to promote the language and culture within the Gaelic and Nova Scotia communities… and maybe even beyond?
In any case, there’s lots to explore on the site! The ABOUT page is a good place to start, to get an idea of how the site is set up, and the BLOG page is where the interesting updates and discussions will appear. I’m sure you will find something that captures your interest. And if not, that’s okay. We can still be friends.
Welcome to my adventure!