Collective residences


From Tuesday, 2 November 2021 to Friday, 12 November 2021

Professor at Cardiff University


Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost is a leading expert in the field of language policy. He has been visiting scholar at the University of Oxford, as well as Melbourne, UCLA, Toronto and Sydney. He has given lectures by invitation at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III and Princeton University, as well as to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. He is the author of 6 single-author research monographs, one of which was nominated for the Orwell Prize, and his expertise has been widely used by governments and other public bodies. He is, with Matteo Bonotti, the co-editor of the ‘Sociolinguistica. International Yearbook of European Sociolinguistics’ (2019) special issue on ‘Linguistic Justice in an Interdisciplinary Context’ and his latest book, also with Bonotti, is ‘Brexit, Language Policy and Linguistic Diversity’ (Palrgave Macmillan, 2018), published as part of the Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics series.


Whilst at Faber I will be working on the idea of justice as it applies to linguistic diversity in Ireland in the contemporary period, specifically since 1921. I am interested in two distinct polities, namely the Republic of Ireland (formerly the Irish Free State-Saorstát Eireann, and, Éire-Ireland) and Northern Ireland. Several named (in sociolinguistic terms) languages are of interest to me, as follows - English, Irish, Standard Irish (An Caighdeán Oifgiúil), British Sign Language, Irish Sign Language, Northern Ireland Sign Language, Shelta, Ulster Scots, as well as the immigrant languages (EU & non-EU) spoken in the two parts of Ireland.

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