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Adult Minority Language Learning: Motivation, Identity And Target Variety

Flynn, Colin J.
This book explores the role of attitude, motivation and identity in the process of learning a minority language, specifically the attitudes of adult learners of Irish towards acquiring various traditional (Gaeltacht) and non-traditional (second language) varieties of the language.

The Multilingual Adolescent Experience: Small Stories of Integration and Socialization by Polish Families in Ireland

Machowska-Kosciak, Malgorzata
Through the use of 'small stories' and ethnographic observation this book explores the social and cultural worlds of Polish immigrant adolescents in Ireland, the ways they seek belonging in their communities of practice, and the ways in which they develop sociohistorical understandings across the languages and cultures they are part of.