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9780230230651

Language and Conflict in Northern Ireland and Canada A Silent War

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    9780230230651

  • ISBN10:

    0230230652

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-08-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

JANET MULLER is Chief Executive of POBAL, the umbrella organization for the Irish speaking community in Northern Ireland. She has helped to spearhead Irish language and community initiatives in Northern Ireland for over twenty years and has shaped non-governmental approaches to improved status for the Irish language in the North, developing key campaigns, research and monitoring work on legislation, policy, best practice and community development.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. vi
List of Abbreviationsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Abstractp. xii
Introductionp. 1
A Silent War: Conflict Resolution and Language Policy and Planning in the North of Ireland and Quebec/Canadap. 5
The Irish Language in the North of Ireland: Statisticsp. 38
The Irish Language and the Good Friday Agreementp. 56
The Ratification and Application of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languagesp. 77
Irish Language Broadcasting since the Good Friday Agreement: Sop in áit na scuaibe? Sword or Ploughshare?p. 99
The British Government Commitment to Enact the Irish Language Actp. 119
The Submissions of the Political Parties to the First Public Consultation on Proposed Irish Language Legislation for NIp. 147
Submissions from Key Public Bodies and a 20 per cent Sample of Individual Responses to the Public Consultation on the Proposed Irish Language Legislationp. 168
Quebec v. the Rest in the Twenty-First Century: Coming-of-Age, or Losing the Plot?p. 196
Conclusionsp. 227
Notesp. 232
Bibliographyp. 252
Indexp. 269
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