One of the methodologies in LaFS was a language diary, in which families were asked to document their experiences of ‘language’ in their everyday lives. Here is a selection of some of the photos that the Polish-speaking families included in showing their relationship with the Irish language. For more on Polish-speaking families integrating Irish into their linguistic practices, see my article in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. These photos highlight how Irish as a compulsory subject in school forms a large component of families’ engagement with Irish- however, this engagement transcends the school, and families integrate Irish into their homes in different ways.
The Irish language around the house
Irish and School