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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: The Irish Language in Ireland
Subtitle: From Giodel to Globalisation
Written By: Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Linguistics
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Irish
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415320461
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Pages: 288
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