Expressing identity through lesser-used languages: examples from the Irish and Galician contexts

O'Rourke, B. (2005) Expressing identity through lesser-used languages: examples from the Irish and Galician contexts. Language and Intercultural Communication, 5(3-4), pp. 274-283. (doi: 10.1080/14708470508668901)

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Abstract

This paper looks at the degree and way in which lesser-used languages are used as expressions of identity, focusing specifically on two of Europe's lesser-used languages. The first is Irish, spoken in the Republic of Ireland and the second is Galician, spoken in the Autonomous Community of Galicia in the North-western part of Spain. The paper reports on some of the findings of a study which looked at contemporary linguistic attitudes and ideologies amongst younger age groups within Irish and Galician societies.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
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:Language and Intercultural Communication
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1470-8477
ISSN (Online):1747-759X
Published Online:05 January 2009

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