Irish Language and Culture

Irish Language and Culture

Bejaysus and begorrah!

Author: Gerry Coughlan

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781740595773

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 255

View: 619

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.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Language and Tradition in Ireland

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.

Author: American Conference for Irish Studies

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 1558494278

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 454

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Irish Language in Northern Ireland

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 ...

Author: Camille C. O'Reilly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349274239

Category: Political Science

Page: 213

View: 486

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.
Categories: Political Science

Language and Tradition in Ireland

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.

Author: Maria Tymoczko

Publisher:

ISBN: 155849426X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 889

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Contests and Contexts

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.

Author: John Walsh

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039119141

Category: Social Science

Page: 468

View: 506

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.
Categories: Social Science

The Irish Language

The Irish Language

Author: David Greene

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041604963

Category: Ireland

Page: 61

View: 261

Categories: Ireland

The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader

The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader

Ferdinard de Saussure Course in General Linguistics [ 1916 3 , 1960 : 7 ) THE
RELATIONS BETWEEN LANGUAGE and culture , and language and cultural
identity , were not discovered in the twentieth century . Instances from Irish history
will ...

Author: Lucy Burke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415186811

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 511

View: 117

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Translating Ireland

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.

Author: Michael Cronin

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106015190108

Category: History

Page: 229

View: 684

"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
Categories: History

A History of the Irish Language

A History of the Irish Language

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

Author: Aidan Doyle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198724766

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 168

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Canan Cultar Language and Culture

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 ...

Author: Wilson McLeod

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781780465531

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 156

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.
Categories: Social Science

Redefining Tandem Language and Culture Learning in Higher Education

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 ...

Author: Claire Tardieu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429000201

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 111

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Pre indo european Language and Culture of Ireland and Britain

The Pre indo european Language and Culture of Ireland and Britain

A new approach to historic languages in Britain, this book looks at how our culture, mythology and language may have its roots in the Neolithic.

Author: Lugh Alasdair Macaoidh

Publisher:

ISBN: 1545020000

Category:

Page: 52

View: 468

A new approach to historic languages in Britain, this book looks at how our culture, mythology and language may have its roots in the Neolithic.
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Language Issues

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.

Author: Clíona Ní Ríordáin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052016496

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 236

View: 569

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."
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Languages of Ireland

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.

Author: Michael Cronin

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UCSC:32106017070472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 767

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.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Irish Speaking Island

An Irish Speaking Island

This groundbreaking book shatters historical stereotypes, demonstrating that, in the century before 1870, Ireland was not an anglicized kingdom and was capable of articulating modernity in the Irish language.

Author: Nicholas M. Wolf

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres

ISBN: 9780299302740

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 996

This groundbreaking book shatters historical stereotypes, demonstrating that, in the century before 1870, Ireland was not an anglicized kingdom and was capable of articulating modernity in the Irish language. It gives a dynamic account of the complexity of Ireland in the nineteenth century, developments in church and state, and the adaptive bilingualism found across all regions, social levels, and religious persuasions.
Categories: History

Food Cuisine and Cultural Competency for Culinary Hospitality and Nutrition Professionals

Food  Cuisine  and Cultural Competency for Culinary  Hospitality  and Nutrition Professionals

Ireland introduced the language into schools in 1922 as part of an effort to revive
the language and culture. Presently, there are a little over 1 million Irish Gaelic
speakers; however, only about 20,000–30,000 speak the language on a daily ...

Author: Sari Edelstein

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763759650

Category: Cooking

Page: 610

View: 421

Food, Cuisine, and Cultural Competency for Culinary, Hospitality, and Nutrition Professionals comprehensively covers unique food traditions as they apply to health. The text explores the critical importance of cultural sensitivity and competency in today's work setting, addresses health literacy issues of diverse client bases, and helps readers identify customer communication techniques that enable professionals to establish trust with clients of ethnicity not their own. Written and peer reviewed by experts in the culture discussed, each chapter in this groundbreaking text covers a distinct region or culture and discusses the various contexts that contribute to nutrition and health: lifestyles, eating patterns, ethnic foods, menu planning, communication (verbal and non-verbal), and more. This book is consistent with The American Dietetic Association’s Cultural Competence Strategic Plan.
Categories: Cooking

Lonely Planet Irish Language Culture

Lonely Planet Irish Language   Culture

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Bejaysus and begorrah!

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1786573733

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 157

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.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Irish Americans The History and Culture of a People

Irish Americans  The History and Culture of a People

The Irish American connection with politics extends back to the colonial era when
large numbers of Scots-Irish began to ... through intermarriage and economic and
political suppression of the Catholic Church and Irish language and culture.

Author: William E. Watson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694674

Category: Social Science

Page: 511

View: 980

Virtually every aspect of American culture has been influenced by Irish immigrants and their descendants. This encyclopedia tells the full story of the Irish-American experience, covering immigration, assimilation, and achievement. • Demonstrates the intricate—and far-reaching—nature of the Irish-American connection • Covers the variety of the Irish-American political experience in the North and South rather than focusing only on northern populations • Distinguishes between the experience of Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics • Highlights the Irish propensity for inventiveness in America and Irish contributions to business and technology • Discusses the prominence of the Irish in the Catholic Church in the United States
Categories: Social Science

Irish ness Is All Around Us

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 ...

Author: Olaf Zenker

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857459145

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 250

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.
Categories: Social Science