project . 2012 - 2015 . Closed

The Office of Language Commissioner in Wales,Ireland and Canada.

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: ES/J003093/1
  • Funded under: ESRC Funder Contribution: 343,605 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    24 Jun 2012
    End Date
    30 Jul 2015
Description
This pioneering study of the implementation of official language policy in Wales, Ireland and Canada (2011-2014) is conceived as an evidence-based contribution to applied public policy within an emerging regional polity. The role of the Language Commissioners as regulators and as advocates of official languages is a central element in language policy within Ireland and Canada, where this element of public policy has seen a mainstreaming of language promotion with an increasing emphasis on implementation and regulation. The WAG government's intention is to establish an Office of Language Commissioner during 2011. Consequently this proposal seeks to analyse three ...
Description
This pioneering study of the implementation of official language policy in Wales, Ireland and Canada (2011-2014) is conceived as an evidence-based contribution to applied public policy within an emerging regional polity. The role of the Language Commissioners as regulators and as advocates of official languages is a central element in language policy within Ireland and Canada, where this element of public policy has seen a mainstreaming of language promotion with an increasing emphasis on implementation and regulation. The WAG government's intention is to establish an Office of Language Commissioner during 2011. Consequently this proposal seeks to analyse three ...
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