© 2012

Narratives of Place, Belonging and Language

An Intercultural Perspective


Part of the Language and Globalization book series (LAGL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 1-25
  3. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 26-48
  4. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 49-74
  5. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 75-104
  6. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 105-125
  7. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 126-148
  8. Máiréad Nic Craith
    Pages 149-174
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-197

About this book


Examining identity in relation to globalization and migration, this book uses narratives and memoirs from contemporary authors who have lived 'in-between' two or more languages. It explores the human desire to find one's 'own place' in new cultural contexts, and looks at the role of language in shaping a sense of belonging in society.


belonging identity interculturality migration society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of UlsterUK

About the authors

MÁIRÉAD NIC CRAITH is based at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Author and editor of thirteen books, she was joint winner of the 2004 Ruth Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff research prize. She was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2009 and has held visiting positions in Ireland, the UK and Germany.

Bibliographic information


"The study presented in the book is interesting for its interdisciplinary or, more precisely, transdisciplinary outlook and the insightful stories that may be creatively re-interpreted by different readers/scholars. It thus contributes not only to such fields as (linguistic or literary) anthropology and second-language acquisition, but is also a very enlightening source for literary studies, diaspora studies, (cross-)cultural studies, place studies, translation studies, language philosophy, and so on." - Hou-Song, Zhejiang University, China