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Revitalizing Endangered Languages

Edited by Justyna Olko & Julia Sallabank

Revitalizing Endangered Languages "This guidebook provides ideas and strategies, as well as some background, to help with the effective revitalization of endangered languages. It covers a broad scope of themes including effective planning, benefits, wellbeing, economic aspects, attitudes and ideologies."


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Academic Paper


Title: Did Dublin's Ben Lang Ever Die?: On the revival of rhyming slang in modern Dublinese
Author: Antonio Lillo
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Institution: Universidad de Alicante
Linguistic Field: Lexicography; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: While much has been written on the linguistic and sociolinguistic features of rhyming slang, the literature on the subject remains remarkably silent on its socio-geographical distribution in Ireland. Building on the findings of an article published by the author in 2004, this new study moves the analysis on to consider the recent growth of rhyming slang in the language of the young generation living on the Southside of Dublin. More generally, this article seeks to demonstrate that, far from having disappeared from Dublin usage, this kind of slang is in fact gaining substantial ground in the speech of the capital.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Publication Info: Lebende Sprachen 55, 1: 123-138
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