It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Language, Ethnicity and the State
Volume 1: Minority Languages In The European Union
Developments in the European Union over the last decade have been largely positive from the perspective of stateless and minority ethnic groups and the survival and prosperity of minority languages. This selection of sociologically and ethnographically oriented work enables the reader to compare developments in different ethno-linguistic revival movements within the European Union. The contributions also explore the impact of EU policy and discourse on the individual movements and the orientation of Western Europe as a whole towards linguistic heterogeneity and cultural diversity. A companion volume (0-333-92924-1) examines the status of minority languages in post-1989 Eastern Europe.
Introduction: Minority Languages, Ethnicity and the State in the European Union; C.O'Reilly Many Tongues But One Voice: A Personal Overview of the Role of the European Bureau of Lesser Used Languages in Promoting Europe's Regional and Minority Languages; P-draig O' Riagin State Language Ideology and the Shifting Nature of Minority Language Planning on Corsica; A.Jaffe Catalan is Everyone's Thing: Normalizing a Nation; S.DiGiacomo Irish Language, Irish Identity: Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the European Union; C.O'Reilly Ethnic Identity and Minority Language Survival in Brittany; L.Timm When Language Does Not Matter: Regional Identity Formation in Northern Italy; J.Stacul 'Old' and 'New' Lesser Used Languages of Europe: Common Cause?; T.Cheesman Bibliography Index
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CAMILLE O. REILLY is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at Richmond, the American International University in London. She is the author of The Irish Language in Northern Ireland: The Politics and Culture of Identity and of many articles on nationalism, the Irish language and Northern Ireland.
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