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Dr Timothy Currie Armstrong

Senior Lecturer in Gaelic and Communication

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An Dr Timothy Currie Armstrong

Qualifications

1990: BA with Honours, High Honours in Biology (Bowdoin College, USA); 2006: BA Gaelic Language and Culture (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig); 2009: PhD Gaelic Studies (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and the University of Aberdeen)

Research interests

Language and Community Development; Organizational Behaviour; Language Learning; Social Movements

Achievements

Publications

Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2017, in press) “Nádúrachas agus Cainteoirí​ Nua Gaeilge na hAlban [Naturalism and New Speakers of Gaelic in Scotland].” In a collection in Irish edited by John Walsh and Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin.

Landgraf, Sìleas, Armstrong, Timothy Currie and O'Hanlon, Fiona (2017, in press) "‘Tha e rud beag a bharrachd air dìreach teagasg’ – Ag Obair ann am Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig: amasan, ideòlasan agus fèin-aithne." Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7.

Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2017, in press) "A bheil i beò fhathast? A’ Ghàidhlig mar chànan lìonraidh anns an aonamh linn air fhichead." Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 7.

Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2014) "Naturalism and ideological work: How is family language policy renegotiated as both parents and children learn a threatened minority language?" International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 17(5): 570–585.

Smith-Christmas, Cassie and Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2014) "Complementary RLS Strategies in Education:  The Importance of Adult Heritage Learners of Threatened Minority Languages." Current Issues in Language Planning 15(3), 312–326.

Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2013) "'Why won’t you speak to me in Gaelic?': Authenticity, Integration and the Heritage Language Learning Project."  Journal of Language, Identity, and Education. 12(5): 340–356.

Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2013) "Stèidheachadh Ideòlais-chànain Ùir; cnag na cùise ann an ath-neartachadh cànain ann an cunnart." In: Colm Ó Baoill and Nancy McGuire (Eds.), Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 6, Aberdeen: An Clò Gàidhealach, 361–372.

Rothach, Gillian, Mac an Tàilleir, Iain, Nic Leòid, Michelle and Armstrong, Timothy (2013) Dealbhadh Prògram CPD airson obair choimhearsnachd Ghàidhlig.  Inverness: Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2012) "Establishing New Norms of Language Use; The circulation of linguistic ideology in three new Irish-language communities." Language Policy 11(2), 145-168.

Munro, Gillian, Mac an Tàilleir, Iain and Armstrong, Tim (2011) Cor na Gàidhlig ann an Siabost/The State of Gaelic in Shawbost. Inverness: Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2011) "Bilingualism, Restoration and Language Norms." In: John M. Kirk and Dónall P. Ó Baoill (Eds.), Strategies for Minority Languages: Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland. Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona, 172-179.

Armstrong, Timothy Currie (2011) "Co-aonta agus Ro-innleachd; Iomairt Charn Tóchair agus ath-leasachadh-cànain aig ìre na coimhearsnachd." In: Richard A. V. Cox and Timothy Currie Armstrong (Eds.), A' Cleachdadh na Gàidhlig; slatan-tomhais ann an dìon cànain sa choimhearsnachd.  Sleat: Clò Ostaig, 1-16.

Cox, Richard A. V. and Armstrong, Timothy Currie, Eds. (2011)  A' Cleachdadh na Gàidhlig; slatan-tomhais ann an dìon cànain sa choimhearsnachd.  Slèite: Clò Ostaig.

Mac an Tàilleir, Iain, Rothach, Gillian and Armstrong, Timothy C. (2010) Barail agus Comas Cànain.  Inverness: Bòrd na Gàidhlig.

Armstrong, Timothy C. (2010) "Nàdarrachd agus Ùghdarrachd ann an Ideòlas-cànain an Ath-bheothachaidh ann an Èirinn." In: Dr Moray Watson and Lindsay Milligan, (Eds.), From Vestiges to the Very Day: New Voices in Celtic Studies. Aberdeen: Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 91-98.

Armstrong, Timothy C. (2009) Review of: Minority Languages and Cultural Diversity in Europe; Gaelic and Sorbian Perspectives by Konstanze Glaser. Scottish Gaelic Studies 25, pp. 371-374.

Chung IK, Armstrong TC, Schefter S, and Patterson JL (1998) “Generation of the short RNA transcript in Leishmania correlates with the growth of its parasite host, Leishmaina.”  Molecules and Cells 8, 54-61.

Chung IK, Armstrong TC and Patterson JL (1994) “Identification of a short viral transcript in Leishmania RNA Virus infected cells.”  Virology 198(2), 552-556.

Armstrong TC and Patterson JL (1994) “Cultivation of Leishmania braziliensis in an economical serum-free medium containing human urine.”  The Journal of Parasitiology 80(6), 1030-1032.

Armstrong TC, Keenan MC, Widmer G, and Patterson JL (1993) “Successful transient introduction of Leishmania RNA into a virally infected and an uninfected Strain of Leishmania.”  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 90, 1736-1740.

Presentations and Knowledge Exchange

“Linguistic Naturalism and Language Activism.” Plenary address at the Celtic Sociolinguistics Conference, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, [13-10-2016].

"'Oh yes, you're a Gael': Iomairteachd, fèin-aithne agus a' Ghàidhlig." Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2014, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, [24-6-2014].

"The Playground as a Bridge: Activists building consensus on the language policy and ethos of a new Gaelic immersion school." BAAL/Cambridge University Press Applied Linguistics Seminar: Languages in the UK: Bridging the gap between the classroom and the community in language learning, Lews Castle College UHI, Stornoway, Scotland, [29-30/05/2014].

"Cùrsa Trèanaidh ann am Planadh Cànain." With Gillian Rothach, Iain Mac an Tàilleir, and Michelle Nic Leòid, Offices of Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Inverness. [19-21/03/2014]

"Language Revival from a Social Movement Perspective." 46th Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, [06-09-2013].

"Ionnsachadh Cànain mar Ghnìomh Sòisealta; Luchd-ionnsachaidh Inbheach agus Ath-bheothachadh na Gàidhlig" Soillse Seminar, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, [27-02-2013].

"A’ Ghàidhlig mar Chànan Lìonraidh anns an Aona Linn air Fhichead."  Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2012, University of Glasgow, Scotland, [22-08-2012].

"‘Tha e rud beag a bharrachd air dìreach teagasg’ – Ag Obair ann am Foghlam tro Mheadhan na Gàidhlig: amasan, ideòlasan agus fèin-aithne." Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2012, University of Glasgow, Scotland, with Sìleas Landgraf and Fiona O'Hanlon, [21-08-2012].

"Establishing New Norms of Language Use in the Home; how is family language policy renegotiated as both parents and children learn a second language?" International Conference on Language and Social Psychology 13, Leeuwarden, Fryslân [21-06-2012].

"The Authenticity of Heritage Learners of Scottish Gaelic." New Speakers of Minority Languages: A Dialogue, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland [30-03-2012].

"Comas agus Barail Cànain."  Offices of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Sgoil Shiabost, Ionad na Sean Sgoil Shiabost, co-presented with Gillian Rothach. [22-6-2011, 23-6-2011, 19-11-2011].

"The Language Ideologies of Heritage-Language Learners of Scottish Gaelic." Languages of the Wider World: Understanding Resilience and Shift in Regional and Minority languages, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, Fryslân [7-4-2011].

"Bilingualism, Restoration and Language Norms." 10th Language & Politics Symposium on the Gaeltacht and the Scotstacht, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland [21-10-2010].

"In-sgrùdaidhean Cànanach; a' trusadh dàta agus a' sgaoileadh ideòlais." Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2010, The University of Aberdeen, Scotland [26-8-2010].

"Stèidheachadh Ideòlas-cànain Ùir; cnag na cùise ann an ath-neartachadh cànain ann an cunnart." Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 2010, The University of Aberdeen, Scotland [24-8-2010].

"The Linguistic Audit: Best practice in collecting data on language use and ability in an organization." Seiminear nam Planaichean Gàidhlig, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Inverness, Scotland [19-5-2010, 31-8-2010 and 10-5-2011].

"Co-aonta agus Ro-innleachd; Iomairt Charn Tóchair agus ath-leasachadh-cànain aig ìre na coimhearsnachd." Cleachdadh na Gàidhlig; slatan-tomhais ann an dìon cànain sa choimhearsnachd, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland [22-6-2009].

"Nàdarra no Àbhaisteach; Stèidheachadh Ghnàthan-cànain Ùra an Rèis Ath-leasachaidh-chànain." Voices of the West II, University of the Highlands and Islands, Inverness, Scotland. [20-6-2009]

"Nàdarrachd agus Ùghdarrachd ann an Ideòlas-cànain an Ath-bheothachaidh ann an Èirinn." University of Aberdeen Celtic Postgraduate Conference, Aberdeen, Scotland [4-8-2008].