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Poster advertising a Polish school at a multilingual complementary school, hosted at an Irish immersion school in Galway.

‘Languages, Families and Society’ (LaFS) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (Grant no: 794800) at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

The main aim of this project is centre on case studies of minority language-speaking families in Galway, Ireland as a lens to understanding more about intersection of the family and society. The project investigates how social inequality is perpetuated (or arrested) along linguistic lines, and how policy at the local, national, and international levels can better support linguistic minority families.

This project builds on research fellow Dr. Cassie Smith-Christmas’ previous research into the sociolinguistic sub-field known as ‘Family Language Policy‘ It also builds on project supervisor Professor Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin’s previous work on Family Language Policy in the context of Irish Gaeltacht areas.

The project is located in the Moore Institute at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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