The Legal Status of the Irish Language: Past, Present and Future

Dublin, Ireland

5 September 2020

The Legal Status of the Irish Language: Past, Present and Future   The Centre for Constitutional Governance at Trinity College Dublin invites papers from interested academics in law, politics, sociology and languages, as well as from legal practitioners and those engaged in work on relevant policy areas, on the future of the Irish language in Ireland, both North and South.  The organisers welcome papers concerning the theme broadly and in particular those which consider the legal status of the Irish language in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the commitment to parity of esteem in Northern Ireland, comparative examinations of the protection of minority language rights in Ireland and other European jurisdictions, the interaction of language and politics and the role of language in political and social contexts. The organisers particularly welcome papers concerning language planning. Papers from PhD students and Early Career Researchers are encouraged.  The aim of the conference is to offer a forum for the development of a dialogue on the current and future status of the Irish language in law and policy, drawing on the multi-disciplinary perspectives of academics and practitioners.  Paper proposals of a maximum 750 words and a short author biography of no more than 150 words should be sent via email to the organisers Róisín Costello and James Rooney at costelr@tcd.ie.   Papers and presentations in both Irish and English are welcome, and indeed encouraged. However, we would ask authors to bear in mind that the aim of the conference is to foster dialogue broadly and that participants with varying degrees of fluency in both languages will be present. As such, it is desirable that proposals indicate the language of delivery and whether the attendant is willing or able to provide bi-lingual slides or other materials to enable the fullest degree of participation from all attendees.  Deadline for paper proposals 19 June 2020  Decisions on paper proposals will be notified to authors by 30 June 2020  The conference will take place on 5 September 2020 in Trinity College Dublin 



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