Language and Conflict in Northern Ireland and Canada: A Silent War (Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities)

Language and Conflict in Northern Ireland and Canada: A Silent War (Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities)

By: Janet Muller (author)Hardback

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In a unique contribution to understanding the interaction of language policy and planning in modern conflict resolution, Janet Muller provides an insider account of the search for improved status for the Irish language in Northern Ireland from the 1980s.

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JANET MULLER is Chief Executive of POBAL, the non-governmental umbrella organisation for the Irish speaking community in the North of Ireland. She has helped to spearhead groundbreaking Irish language and community initiatives and has shaped approaches to improve the status of the Irish language in the North, developing key campaigns, research and monitoring work on legislation, policy, best practice and community development. She has a PhD from the University of Ulster.

Contents

List of Figures and Tables Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction A Silent War. Conflict Resolution and Language Policy and Planning in Northern Ireland and Quebec / Canada The Irish Language in the North of Ireland: Census Statistics Education The Irish Language and the Good Friday Agreement The Ratification and Application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages in Respect of Irish Irish Language Broadcasting since the Good Friday Agreement: Sop in ait na scuaibe? Sword or Ploughshare? The British Government Commitment to Enact the Irish Language Act. Submissions from voluntary and state sector Irish language organisations to the First Public Consultation on Proposed Irish Language Legislation for NI Submissions of the Political Parties to the First Public Consultation on Proposed Irish Language Legislation for NI Submissions from Key Public Bodies and a 20 per cent Sample of Individual Responses to the Public Consultation on the Proposed Irish Language Legislation Quebec v. The Rest in the Twenty-First Century. Coming-of-Age or Losing the Plot? Conclusions Endnotes References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/07/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780230230651
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 294
  • ID: 9780230230651
  • weight: 500
  • ISBN10: 0230230652

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