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Language and Conflict in Northern Ireland and Canada

A Silent War

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About this book


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.

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'...the book offers a valuable inside perspective of the links between community activism and the state when negotiating minority

issues.' - Philip McDermott, Current Issues in Language Planning