In addition to pursuing practical community-based actions the project maintains a research and reporting perspective, particularly in relation to language learning, bilingualism, and languages in contact.
The first Soillse Small Research Fund project was completed in 2011, and the second in 2013. The chapter on Island Voices for the British Council book, “Innovations in English Language Teaching for Migrants and Refugees” was completed in 2012.
|Perceptions of Gaelic Learning and Use in a Bilingual Island Community: an Exploratory Study||Full report here|
|Gaelic Digital Literacies in a Bilingual Community: a Sampling of Practices and Preferences||Full report here|
|ESOL in the Hebrides and Island Voices: “Hey, hang on a minute, tha mise bilingual!”||Chapter 12 (p153) in this book.|