Múin Béarla do na Leanbháin (Teach the Children English): Migration as a Prism for Viewing Ethnolinguistic Vitality in Northern Ireland


Principal Investigator: Professor Karen P. Corrigan
Collaborators: Gael Linn; Mellon Centre for Migration Studies
Duration: From 2014 to 2015

Research on language in Northern Ireland (NI) focuses on the varieties spoken by the major ethnicities. Their linguistic heritageshave been hotly disputed and scholarship reflects the socio-political conflict of ‘The Troubles’. The Peace Process has ensured greater protection for Irish and Ulster Scots and has also made NI more attractive, resulting in unprecedented immigration. New ethnicities have become increasingly visible and audible. This project explores these connected communities in the light of historical emigration.