Migrant Languages in the Public Space

A Case Study from Northern Ireland

By Philip McDermott

This interdisciplinary book details the status of migrant languages in a particular European region. The author draws on fieldwork conducted in Northern Ireland to contextualise the challenges faced at both state and community level in a linguistically diverse public space. Such debates on multiculturalism are particularly relevant in a region which has witnessed increased levels of immigration in the period of 'normalisation' that has followed the end of the Northern Ireland conflict. Philip McDermott lectures in Sociology, Politics and European Studies at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland.


320 pages

Publication Date: 7/20/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643901583