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LINGUIST List 19.1262

Mon Apr 14 2008

Books: Sociolinguistics: O'Sullivan

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        1.    Andy Nercessian, 'Talkin' Different': O'Sullivan


Message 1: 'Talkin' Different': O'Sullivan
Date: 14-Apr-2008
From: Andy Nercessian <anercessianc-s-p.org>
Subject: 'Talkin' Different': O'Sullivan
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Title: "Talkin' Different"
Subtitle: Linguistic Diversity and the Irish Traveller Minority
Published: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Joan O'Sullivan
Hardback: ISBN: 1847185207 9781847185204 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
Abstract:

The Irish Travellers are one of Ireland's oldest minorities, a minority who
have frequently lived on the margins of the "majority" or settled
community. This volume explores linguistic change amongst this cultural
group with a particular focus on the influence of the educational system.
This book analyses whether increased attendance by young Traveller women in
secondary education is influencing long-term change in linguistic usage and
speech patterns. The tendency for convergence/non-convergence to the
settled community's speech patterns is analysed as is the question of
whether such speech variations are a strategy for "survival" in the school
environment. This study is based on an analysis of both naturally-occurring
conversation and speech as explored within an informal interview setting.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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