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New Speakers of Irish in the Global Context: New Revival?

New Speakers of Irish in the Global Context: New Revival? (Hardback)

By O'Rourke, Bernadette
By Walsh, John

This volume is the first full-length publication to systematically unpack and analyze the linguistic practices and ideologies of new speakers specifically in an Irish language context. The book introduces the theoretical foundations of the new speaker framework as it manifests it...self in the Irish setting, describes its historical precedents, and traces its evolution to today. The book then draws upon a rich set of data and research methods, including participant observation, ethnographic fieldwork, interviews, and focus group discussions, to examine the new speaker phenomenon in Irish in more detail, looking at new speakers' language practices and usage and the ways in which they position their linguistic identities both within their respective communities and in juxtaposition with native speakers. While the book's focus is on Irish, the volume will contribute to a greater understanding of new speaker practices and ideologies in minority language contexts more generally, making this key reading for students and scholars in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, language policy and planning, anthropology, and Irish studies.
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ISBN 9781138243385
Released NZ 14 Apr 2020
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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Series Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism
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ISBN-13 9781138243385
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 14 Apr 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By O'Rourke, Bernadette
By Walsh, John
Series Routledge Critical Studies in Multilingualism
Category Language & Linguistics
Bilingualism & Multilingualism
Literary & Linguistic Reference Works
Applied Linguistics For ELT
Cultural Studies
Number of Pages 202
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 306.4429162
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Linguistic minorities - Ireland, Irish language - Social aspects - Ireland, Irish language - Revival
NBS Text Linguistics
ONIX Text College/higher education