Dissemination and Impact

As well as academic publications our network engages closely with stakeholders at community, regional and national levels.


The New Speaker Studio

The New Speakers Studio is a series of cultural ‘instruments’ which include a range of films, photographic-images, posters, guide-books and events which are edited, designed and formatted in different ways to suit a range of audience and stakeholder preferences and situations. These are conceived, produced and presented by Deirdre MacKenna for the EU COST Action 'New Speakers Network' in order to invite people to explore the experiences of becoming a new speaker.


Growing up with a Minority Language

A new film 'Growing up with a Minority Language' by Maria Garraffa and Timea Katusi produced with support from Bòrd na Gàidhlig about the un-seen aspects of being a Gaelic speaker in Scotland today:


Theatre as mediator

Actor and playwright Brian Thunder has been developing new works for theatre which explore legacy and identity in the Irish language. In 2016, he was commissioned by The New Speakers Network to produce a series of workshops and new theatre piece informed by the research activites of the COST New Speaker Network. A sample of the research materials can be seen at https://vimeo.com/album/3910584 (please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the password to access these documents).


COST Action New Speaker Leaflets

An introductory leaflet explaining the New Speaker Network and how to be part of it at http://www.nspk.org.uk/contact-us.html:



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