Book Chapter

Standard Language Ideologies in Multicultural Ireland: A Case Study of Polish and Chinese Migrants in Dublin


Language, Identity and Migration: Voices from Transnational Speakers and Communities | Peter Lang Publishing | Published : 2015


This chapter analyses the ideologies of the English language among migrants in a multicultural city, in light of global ideologies surrounding ‘standard English’, and in terms of local ideologies of Irish English and Dublin English. This study demonstrates that ideologies of a ‘gold standard’ of English may no longer apply to today’s global migrants and that the concept of English as an unmarked, unaccented lingua franca may be becoming the norm.