Safeguarding minoritised languages in a global world: protecting and promoting the Galician language.

Dates: 2021-2023

Funding: Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship

Summary: The project focusses on safeguarding Galician, a minoritised language in north-west Spain undergoing a process of language shift, as younger generations increasingly speak Spanish. The main goal of the project is to work with the community to develop sustainable solutions to foster language maintenance and minimise language-based discrimination. The main activities involve collaborating with teachers and local groups to co-create innovative educational materials and initiatives.

Gisela Tomé Lourido
Gisela Tomé Lourido
Lecturer in Sociophonetics

Gisela Tomé Lourido is a Lecturer in Sociophonetics in the Linguistics and Phonetics department at the University of Leeds.