Irish Language and Culture

Bejaysus and begorrah!

Irish Language and Culture

Author: Gerry Coughlan

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1740595777

Page: 255

View: 673

Bejaysus and begorrah! The next best thing for anyone not blessed with the gift of gab - a grand tour through the language, lilt and laughter of Ireland old and new. So joint in the craic, forget the Blarney Stone, and wrap your tongue around English the way the Irish reinvented it. -Features special section on Irish Gaelic. -Lonely Planet's English Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. -Get into the culture and humor behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.

Language and Tradition in Ireland

This collection of essays from a variety of contributors focuses on the relationship between language and culture in Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the 21st century.

Language and Tradition in Ireland

Author: American Conference for Irish Studies

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558494275

Page: 239

View: 502

This collection of essays from a variety of contributors focuses on the relationship between language and culture in Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the 21st century.

Lonely Planet Irish Language Culture

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Lonely Planet Irish Language   Culture

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781786573735

Page: 256

View: 567

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Bejaysus and begorrah! The next best thing for anyone not blessed with the gift of the gab - a grand tour through the language, lilt and laughter of Ireland old and new. So join in the craic, forget the Blarney Stone and wrap your tongue around English the way the Irish reinvented it. Features a special section on Irish Gaelic. Lonely Planet's Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. Get into the culture and humor behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them. Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Gerry Coughlan, and Martin Hughes. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travelers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

The Irish Language in Northern Ireland

This book investigates the role of the Irish language movement in the social construction of competing versions of Irish political and cultural identity in Northern Ireland, arguing that for some Nationalists, the Irish language has become ...

The Irish Language in Northern Ireland

Author: Camille C. O'Reilly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349274232

Page: 213

View: 790

A topical and authoritative investigation of the Irish language and identity in Northern Ireland. The phrase 'our own language' has come to symbolize the importance of the Irish language to Irish identity for many Nationalists in Northern Ireland. However, different interests compete to have their version of the meaning and importance of the Irish language accepted. This book investigates the role of the Irish language movement in the social construction of competing versions of Irish political and cultural identity in Northern Ireland, arguing that for some Nationalists, the Irish language has become an alternative point of political access and expression.

Language and Tradition in Ireland

This collection of essays from a variety of contributors focuses on the relationship between language and culture in Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the 21st century.

Language and Tradition in Ireland

Author: Maria Tymoczko

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781558494268

Page: 239

View: 569

This collection of essays from a variety of contributors focuses on the relationship between language and culture in Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the 21st century.

A History of the Irish Language

This book traces the history of the Irish language from the time of the Norman invasion to independence.

A History of the Irish Language

Author: Aidan Doyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198724764

Page: 384

View: 183

In this book, Aidan Doyle traces the history of the Irish language from the time of the Norman invasion at the end of the 12th century to independence in 1922, combining political, cultural, and linguistic history. The book is divided into seven main chapters that focus on a specific period in the history of the language; they each begin with a discussion of the external history and position of the Irish language in the period, before moving on to investigate the important internal changes that took place at that time. A History of the Irish Language makes available for the first time material that has previously been inaccessible to students and scholars who cannot read Irish, and will be a valuable resource not only for undergraduate students of the language, but for all those interested in Irish history and culture.

Literacy Language and Reading in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Reverend Hyde's influence and impact on the young Douglas, and Hyde's own
contrasting desire to become at one with Irish language and culture is seen in the
ironic present of the Bible in the Irish language. In sum, then one can say that ...

Literacy  Language and Reading in Nineteenth Century Ireland

Author: Rebecca Anne Barr

Publisher: Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland

ISBN: 1786942089

Page: 232

View: 424

This volume of essays explores the multiple forms and functions of reading and writing in nineteenth-century Ireland. This century saw a dramatic transition in literacy levels and in the education and language practices of the Irish population, yet the processes and full significance of these transitions remains critically under explored. This book traces how understandings of literacy and language shaped national and transnational discourses of cultural identity, and the different reading communities produced by questions of language, religion, status, education and audience. Essays are gathered under four main areas of analysis: Literacy and Bilingualism; Periodicals and their readers; Translation, transmission and transnational literacies; Visual literacies. Through these sections, the authors offer a range of understandings of the ways in which Irish readers and writers interpreted and communicated their worlds.

The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader

Ferdinard de Saussure Course in General Linguistics [ 1916 3 , 1960 : 7 ) TH HE
RELATIONS BETWEEN LANGUAGE and culture , and language sought to
prevent the death of the Irish language and. and cultural identity , were not
discovered ...

The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader

Author: Lucy Burke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415186810

Page: 511

View: 903

This is a core introduction to the most innovative and influential writings to have shaped and defined the relations between language, culture and cultural identity.

Canan Cultar Language and Culture

Catalogue of Gaelic Manuscripts in Selected Libraries in Great Britain and
Ireland. 2 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall. Mackenzie, Henry [1745–1831†] (1805).
Report of the Committee of the Highland Society of Scotland, appointed to inquire
into the ...

Canan   Cultar  Language and Culture

Author: Wilson McLeod

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 178046553X

Page: 314

View: 351

This collection of essays, by some of the foremost scholars of Gaelic and Celtic studies, includes essays on aspects of Gaelic literature, language, material culture, oral tradition and history. The essays are based on papers and conversations held during the fourth Rannachadh na Gidhlig conference, which took place at Edinburgh in July 2014.

Redefining Tandem Language and Culture Learning in Higher Education

The 2016 census coded a total of 212 languages spoken in Ireland. As Irish is
compulsory throughout primary and second level, most Irish citizens have had, in
theory, exposure to about 14 years of Irish language teaching. Over the past 10 ...

Redefining Tandem Language and Culture Learning in Higher Education

Author: Claire Tardieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429000200

Page: 312

View: 736

Redefining Tandem Language and Culture Learning in Higher Education provides an overview of a specific type of learning, called tandem language and culture learning, which was created and developed in Europe after the Second World War, before reaching other continents. Through focusing on higher education, the authors demonstrate how, despite institutional constraints, language educators can make better use of this practice in such contexts as internationalisation, physical and virtual mobility, lifelong learning and intercultural education. This book comprises 16 chapters which examine how tandem language and culture learning is currently being institutionalised in higher education thus showing how the founding principles of the tandem approach have been revisited, which learning outcomes (intercultural, linguistic, professional) tandem learning may bring about, and which key issues must be addressed (assessment, counselling, resources) when setting up tandem programmes. The various contributions present up-to-date tandem studies from both European and non-European perspectives. Highlighting tandem learning’s potential to promote multilingual and multicultural learning on a global scale, this volume will be of particular interest to students and researchers in intercultural communication, language education, multilingualism, and applied linguistics.

Contests and Contexts

This work examines electrical and magnetic properties in nanometric materials with a range of scales: atomic-sized nanoconstrictions, micro- and nanowires and thin films.

Contests and Contexts

Author: John Walsh

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039119141

Page: 468

View: 243

Despite being Ireland's national and first official language, Irish is marginalised and threatened as a community language. The dominant discourse has long dismissed the Irish language as irrelevant or even an obstacle to Ireland's progress. This book critiques that discourse and contends that the promotion of Irish and sustainable socio-economic development are not mutually exclusive aims. The author surveys historical and contemporary sources, particularly those used by the Irish historian J.J. Lee, and argues that the Irish language contributes positively to socio-economic development. He grounds this argument in theoretical perspectives from sociolinguistics, political economy and development theory, and suggests a new theoretical framework for understanding the relationship between language and development. The link between the Irish language and Ireland's socio-economic development is examined in a number of case studies, both within the traditional Irish-speaking Gaeltacht communities and in urban areas. Following the spectacular collapse of the Irish economy in 2008, this critical challenge to the dominant discourse on development is a timely and thought-provoking study.

Translating Ireland

"Translating Ireland explores centuries of translation activity during which the languages, cultures and literatures of Ireland have been affected by the work of Irish translators in Ireland and elsewhere.

Translating Ireland

Author: Michael Cronin

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 229

View: 400

"Translating Ireland explores centuries of translation activity during which the languages, cultures and literatures of Ireland have been affected by the work of Irish translators in Ireland and elsewhere. Translation in Ireland has functioned as a weapon of political propaganda, an agent of linguistic reform, and a catalyst for cultural renewal and yet the activity of translators during often controversial circumstances has remained unacknowledged." "In this pioneering study Michael Cronin examines the widespread translation activity in Ireland in the Middle Ages and argues for a re-evaluation of the work of translators from that period. He then examines the central role of translation in the political and cultural upheaval of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly the theoretical responses of translators to changing political conditions. Antiquarianism, the Celtic Revival and emergent nationalism in the nineteenth century are all bound up with the act of translation and Translating Ireland analyses the tensions and competing cultural allegiances of translators in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Literary revival in both English and Irish looked to translation as a source of a creative energy and the new state saw translation as both necessary and desirable. There is an analysis of the fortunes of translation in Ireland in the twentieth century, both as pragmatic activity in an officially bilingual state and as a way of opening the languages and literatures of Ireland to the literatures and cultural experiences of other peoples." "Translating Ireland examines what happens in the contact zone between languages and how translation affects both the development of language and literature and the construction of identity. In a country that has witnessed radical changes in language use over the centuries, translation has become an important element in political, linguistic and cultural self-knowledge."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Languages of Ireland

The publication of this book is most timely as Ireland is faced with the challenges of a multicultural and multilingual society and the volume will be an important contribution to national self-understanding and cultural debate.

The Languages of Ireland

Author: Cormac Ó Cuilleanáin

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN:

Page: 240

View: 784

For over a thousand years Ireland has been a host to a surprising variety of languages and cultures. Every area of Irish life and cultural expression has been informed by this contact with diverse language groups. This book is an innovative collection of essays that for the first time assesses the multilingual and, by extension, multicultural inheritance of Ireland over two millennia. Leading scholars in language and translation studies from all over Ireland offer a comprehensive overview and accessible insight into the origins, development and intercultural fortunes of different languages on the island of Ireland from the early medieval period onwards. Among the languages and cultures presented in the volume are Irish, English, French, German, Ulster Scots, Ancient Greek and Latin. Contributors will also be situating the multilingual history of Ireland in terms of larger debates on globalization, the future of language diversity and the nature of diasporic cultures. The publication of this book is most timely as Ireland is faced with the challenges of a multicultural and multilingual society and the volume will be an important contribution to national self-understanding and cultural debate.

The Irish Language in the United States

The United Irish Cultural Center , by contrast , reflected the tensions between
proponents of Irish culture of the show - band variety and those leaning strongly
toward traditional Irish music and the Irish language . The Gaelic League , while ...

The Irish Language in the United States

Author: Thomas W. Ihde

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Page: 167

View: 481

The first major work in English on the Irish language in the United States, this work combines historical perspective, sociolinguistic analysis and essays from the grassroots language movement to provide an unprecedented portrait of a little-known American ethnic language.

Irish ness Is All Around Us

Relevant not only to readers with an interest in the intricacies of the Northern Irish situation, this book also appeals to a broader readership in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history and political science concerned with the ...

Irish ness Is All Around Us

Author: Olaf Zenker

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857459147

Page: 320

View: 165

Focusing on Irish speakers in Catholic West Belfast, this ethnography on Irish language and identity explores the complexities of changing, and contradictory, senses of Irishness and shifting practices of 'Irish culture' in the domains of language, music, dance and sports. The author's theoretical approach to ethnicity and ethnic revivals presents an expanded explanatory framework for the social (re)production of ethnicity, theorizing the mutual interrelations between representations and cultural practices regarding their combined capacity to engender ethnic revivals. Relevant not only to readers with an interest in the intricacies of the Northern Irish situation, this book also appeals to a broader readership in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, history and political science concerned with the mechanisms behind ethnonational conflict and the politics of culture and identity in general.

Language Issues

This book emerged out of contributions to a bilingual conference that was organised at the Institut du Monde Anglophone and the Bibliothque Sainte-Barbe in Paris on December 5 and 6, 2008.

Language Issues

Author: Clíona Ní Ríordáin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9789052016498

Page: 236

View: 705

This book emerged out of contributions to a bilingual conference that was organised at the Institut du Monde Anglophone and the Bibliothque Sainte-Barbe in Paris on December 5 and 6, 2008. The conference was entitled "Indigenous Minority Languages in Ireland: A Comparative Perspective," translated into French as: "Les langues regionales et minoritaires en Irlande: Perspectives croisies."