Language and Conflict in Northern Ireland and Canada A Silent War
Author: Jane Wightwick
Publication date: 2010
Number of pages: 296
Format / Quality: pdf
The theme of this book is the impact of conflict and conflict resolution (CR) on language policy and planning (LPP) in Northern Ireland and in Quebec / Canada. The primary focus is the Irish language in the North from the 1998 Good Friday Agreement (GFA) to the present (with brief references to LPP in the Republic of Ireland). LPP in respect of the Northern conflict has been neglected in both sociolinguistic and CR analysis. The book seeks to address this gap and also to place both CR and LPP in the NoI in an international context, drawing on Quebec / Canada as a mirror, through an examination of developments in relations since the 1995 referendum on Quebec secession.