Linguistic Identities in Post-Conflict Societies

Current Issues and Developments in Northern Ireland

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Abstract

This article assesses the identity politics of language in post-conflict Northern Ireland, where language debates at a political level have been encased in questions of identity. However, despite the continued existence of ethnocentric narratives around language, opportunities have emerged for individuals to cross linguistic barriers and challenge the perspective that certain languages ‘belong’ to certain communities.

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Freya Stancombe-Taylor, School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Ulster University. E-mail: Stancombe_Taylor-F@ulster.ac.uk

Anthropological Journal of European Cultures

(formerly: Anthropological Yearbook of European Cultures)

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