Language legislation in Ireland and the United Kingdom: Exploring the gaps between theory and practice

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dc.contributor.advisor Mullally, Siobhan en
dc.contributor.author Ní Drisceoil, Verona Mairéad
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-18T11:44:07Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.date.submitted 2013
dc.identifier.citation Ní Drisceoil, V. M. 2013. Language legislation in Ireland and the United Kingdom: Exploring the gaps between theory and practice. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/1580
dc.description.abstract The central objective in this thesis is to explore the gaps between the normative justifications advanced for language rights and language legislative protection and the effective realisation of those rights and legislative provisions in practice. This objective is achieved by examining the scope and application of language rights and legislative provisions within language legislation in Ireland and the United Kingdom. Drawing on Canadian jurisprudence advocating for language rights to be recognised as “purposeful”, the thesis considers the extent to which Ireland and the United Kingdom have limited the acceptance of positive obligations as they relate to the provision of language services in the public sphere. In arguing that language rights are distinct in nature, the thesis suggests that in order for language rights to be effectively realised, an approach to language rights and language legislation more generally must be underpinned by a substantive vision of equality, otherwise language rights and legislative provisions merely amount to symbolic recognition and vacuous rhetoric as opposed to being substantive and enabling rights and provisions. Having said that, the thesis also recognises and elucidates the practical difficulties that arise in the realisation of language rights and language legislative provisions and in doing so seeks to stimulate further dialogue about the nature and limits of language rights and language legislation. en
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dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2013, Verona M. Ní Drisceoil en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Language rights en
dc.subject Minority languages en
dc.subject European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages en
dc.subject Language legislation en
dc.subject Language and conflict en
dc.subject Language legislation in Ireland and the United Kingdom en
dc.title Language legislation in Ireland and the United Kingdom: Exploring the gaps between theory and practice en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Law) en
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dc.check.date 10000-01-01
dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder Higher Education Authority en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school Law en
dc.check.reason This thesis is due for publication or the author is actively seeking to publish this material en
dc.check.opt-out Yes en
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dc.check.entireThesis Entire Thesis Restricted
dc.check.embargoformat E-thesis on CORA only en
dc.internal.conferring Spring Conferring 2014 en


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