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Minority Language Media Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies Edited by: Mike Cormack, Niamh Hourigan

Paperback - 280 pages
12 Apr 2007
Multilingual Matters
210 x 148 (A5)


This book is an international collection of essays by 14 researchers. Included are essays on general topics on minority language media, as well as studies of specific examples. The contributors are all experienced researchers in this field. Taken as a whole, the book is the first attempt to define and develop minority language media as a distinct field of study.


This is an important and useful book, which not only lays out the key concerns in the study of minority language media, but also suggests fields for future scholarship.
Burcu Sümer, Ankara University, Turkey, in Media, Culture & Society 2008, 30

The role of the media in shaping the language we speak, and the future of a polyglot Europe, have been among the most important debates in cultural analysis and policy in recent years. This book brings together outstanding scholarship on the vitally important question of the media and minority languages, and provides much needed focus and analysis in an under-researched field.
Professor Peter Golding, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research), Loughborough University.

This timely collection of essays has taken my understanding of the relationship between minority languages and the media to a new level.
The editors have done a great job bringing together old and new media worlds, historical and cultural perspectives, and geographical case studies in an insightful and illuminating way.
Professor David Crystal

Author Biography:

Dr Mike Cormack is a Senior Lecturer at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the Gaelic college on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, part of UHI Millennium Institute, where he is Course Director for the BA in Gaelic and Media Studies. Since the early 1990s he has been publishing articles on minority language media in general, and more specifically on Scottish Gaelic and the media.; Dr Niamh Hourigan is a College Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at University College Cork. She is the author of Escaping the Global Village: Media, Language and Protest examining campaigns for television in minority languages, and is co-editor of Social Movements and Ireland.

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate

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