Language revitalisation models in minority language contexts

O'Rourke, B. (2015) Language revitalisation models in minority language contexts. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 24(1), pp. 63-82. (doi: 10.3167/ajec.2015.240105)

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This article looks at the historicisation of the native speaker and ideologies of authenticity and anonymity in Europe's language revitalisation movements. It focuses specifically on the case of Irish in the Republic of Ireland and examines how the native speaker ideology and the opposing ideological constructs of authenticity and anonymity filter down to the belief systems and are discursively produced by social actors on the ground. For this I draw on data from ongoing fieldwork in the Republic of Ireland, drawing on interviews with a group of Irish language enthusiasts located outside the officially designated Irish-speaking Gaeltacht.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Rourke, Professor Bernadette
Authors: O'Rourke, B.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Anthropological Journal of European Cultures
Publisher:Berghahn Journals
ISSN (Online):1755-2931

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