A vivid commentary on Jewish survival and Jewish speech communities that will be enjoyed by the general reader, and is essential reading for students and researchers interested in the study of Middle Eastern languages, Jewish studies, and sociolinguistics.
This book comprises the first complete treatment of the Irish language in
social context throughout the whole of Ireland, with a particular focus on
contemporary society. The possibilities and limitations of the craft of
language planning for the revival of the Irish language are outlined and
the book also situates the language issue in the context of current debates
on the geography, history and politics of the nature of Irish identity. A
comprehensive multidisciplinary approach is adopted throughout.