The Irish Language in Ireland: From Goídel to Globalisation

1st Edition

Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost

Routledge
Published June 1, 2013
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780415852326 - CAT# Y151363
Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

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Summary

This book comprises the first complete treatment of the Irish language in social context throughout the whole of Ireland, with a particular focus on contemporary society. The possibilities and limitations of the craft of language planning for the revival of the Irish language are outlined and the book also situates the language issue in the context of current debates on the geography, history and politics of the nature of Irish identity. A comprehensive multidisciplinary approach is adopted throughout.

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