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Ó Flatharta, Peadar. 2015. Language schemes – a useful policy tool for language planning? Current Issues in Language Planning 16 (4) : 378–391.
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Language as a subject
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The Irish Government's Official Languages Act (2003) aimed at assuring better availability and a higher norm of public services through Irish, mainly by obliging public bodies to ensure supply of such services in a consistent and preplanned way via ‘language schemes’. Their efficiency over 10 years of functioning is discussed, whilst there are references to other akin cases, most especially Scotland and Wales.