Don't miss the chance to get newly released books & eBooks at 40% off! Shop now >>

Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
cover

Brexit, Language Policy and Linguistic Diversity

Authors: Mac Giolla Chríost, Diarmait, Bonotti, Matteo

  • Systematically analyses the potential implications of Brexit for the language policy of the EU and the UK
  • Explores constitutional, statutory and socio-legal consequences for the minority languages of the UK
  • Considers how Brexit may impact language learning provision in primary and secondary education
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78726-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78725-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08773-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This book argues that Brexit will wholly re-shape the legal framework and public policy norms relating to linguistic diversity that have dominated public life in the UK and the EU since the Treaty on European Union in 1993. First, Brexit de-anchors the linguistic actors engaged with sub-state nationalisms in the UK (in Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland) from the ethno-linguistic imaginary of the so-called ‘Europe of the regions’. This strengthens the case both for the de jure recognition of English as the official language of the UK and for embedding autochthonous minority language rights and freedoms in a transformed UK constitution. Second, Brexit strengthens the normative case for English as the lingua franca of the EU, by reducing the injustices associated with the rise of English as the EU and global lingua franca. The book will appeal to students and scholars across the fields of political science, political theory, law, language policy and planning, and sociolinguistics.

About the authors

Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost is Professor in the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, UK. His research has informed the development of law and public policy in several jurisdictions. In 2016 he was visiting scholar at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford.

Matteo Bonotti is Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Monash University, Australia, having previously taught at Cardiff University, Queen’s University Belfast, and the University of Edinburgh. His work has appeared in such journals as the American Political Science Review, the European Journal of Political Theory, Philosophy & Social Criticism, the Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy and the Journal of  Social Philosophy. His monograph Partisanship and Political Liberalism in Diverse Societies was published in 2017.

Reviews

“This book is informative, provocative, and a must for anyone following the politics of Brexit as it pertains to language issues, both within the EU, as well as domestically in the United Kingdom. A fascinating exposé of some of the shortcomings of the Brexit decision.” (Dr Marko Modiano, University of Gävle, Sweden)

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • An Empirical Overview of the Constitutional, Legal, and Public Policy Status of the Languages of the UK and the EU

    Pages 1-26

    Mac Giolla Chríost, Diarmait (et al.)

  • Brexit and the Autochthonous Languages of the UK

    Pages 27-51

    Mac Giolla Chríost, Diarmait (et al.)

  • Brexit and English as a Lingua Franca in the European Union

    Pages 53-78

    Mac Giolla Chríost, Diarmait (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook 41,64 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78726-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78725-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-08773-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

Services for this book

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brexit, Language Policy and Linguistic Diversity
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78726-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78726-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78725-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08773-9
Series ISSN
2662-5873
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 84
Topics