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

O'Rourke, B. and Walsh, J. (2020) New Speakers of Irish in the Global Context. New Revival? Routledge. ISBN 9781138243385

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Abstract

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 itself 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 and ethnographic fieldwork to examine the new speaker phenomenon in Irish in greater detail. Areas of analysis include 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.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:O'Rourke, Professor Bernadette
Authors: O'Rourke, B., and Walsh, J.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:9781138243385
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