Bettina Migge is Professor of Linguistics and Head of School of the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at University College Dublin, Ireland and attached to CNRS-SeDyL, France. She received her MA and PhD from the Ohio State University, USA in 1998 and has studied at Universität Hamburg, Germany, Université de Yaounde, Cameroon and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. She previously worked at the Johann-Wolfgang Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language contact, language and migration, language documentation, language and education, multilingualism, postcolonial studies. She has published widely on these areas with reference to creole languages such as those spoken in Suriname and French Guiana and language in Ireland. She is currently engaged in a collaborative dictionary construction project (Nengee) in French Guiana, work on European perceptions of Ireland and language in Irish Schools.