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Books: Sociolinguistics: Hutchinson, Ní Ríordáin (Eds)

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        1.     Christian Bieri , Language Issues: Hutchinson, Ní Ríordáin (Eds)

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Date: 17-Nov-2010
From: Christian Bieri <>
Subject: Language Issues: Hutchinson, Ní Ríordáin (Eds)
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Title: Language Issues Subtitle: Ireland, France, Spain Published: 2010 Publisher: Peter Lang AG

Editor: Wesley Hutchinson Editor: Clíona Ní Ríordáin Paperback: ISBN: 9789052016498 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 54.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9789052016498 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 31.40
Paperback: ISBN: 9789052016498 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 34.90 Comment: for Germany EURO 37.30, for Austria EURO 38.40 (incl. VAT)

The issue of language in Ireland has been at the centre of much heateddebate in the closely linked spheres of culture and politics at least sincethe early 1980s. The essays in this collection seek to place the ongoingdebate on Irish and Ulster-Scots on both sides of the Irish border within abroader comparative frame with specific reference to positions onlesser-used languages in the very different contexts of France and Spain.

The result is a book that looks at the situation of a number of lesser-usedwestern European languages within three broad frames: cultural politics,the education system and relations with the state (or states) in which theyare spoken. While Irish runs off with the lion's share of the attention,the reader will find work on Ulster-Scots, Welsh, Breton, Basque and Catalan.

The book also reflects broader choices made by Irish studies in Francewhich are structured within a strongly transdisciplinary frame. Thus, thetexts that feature in the present volume operate in various, ofteninterconnecting fields: literature, history, geopolitics, linguistics andcultural studies.

Contents: Aodán Mac Póilin: «Something of a Cultural War.» LinguisticPolitics in Northern Ireland - Ian Adamson: The Ulster-Scots Movement. APersonal Account - Frank Ferguson: Ulster-Scots Revival or Ullans Twilight?States in Play in Contemporary Ulster-Scots Literature - Diarmait MacGiolla Chríost: The Turn to Rights in the Language Question - GraceNeville: «I Got Second in Latin, Greek, and English, and Eleventh inFrench.» Attitudes to Language(s) in the Correspondence of Daniel O'Connell(1775-1847) - Adeline Tissier-Moston: The Campaign for the Recognition ofthe Irish Language in National Schools (1874-1904) - PatriciaFournier-Noël: Immigrant Pupils and the Irish Language in Republic ofIreland Primary Schools - Pádraig Ó Duibhir: «It's Only a Language.» TheAttitudes and Motivation of Irish-medium Education Students to the IrishLanguage - Ronan Barré : L'irlandais peut-il seulement être une langue ? -Yann Bevant: What Future for the Irish Language? Elements of Comparisonwith Brittany - Tangui Pennec : Les grands patrons bretons et la languebretonne. Investissement sentimental ou engagement politique ? - BarbaraLoyer : Les territoires de la langue basque. Conflits et représentations -Cyril Trépier : Les patrons catalans et la langue. Attitudes diverses.

Wesley Hutchinson is Professor of Irish Studies at the Université SorbonneNouvelle-Paris 3. He is Director of the Pôle Irlande of Prismes (EA4398)and President of the Société française d'études irlandaises (SOFEIR). Hisresearch interests centre on the Protestant and unionist traditions in Ireland.

Clíona Ní Ríordáin lectures in Irish Studies and Translation Studies at theUniversité Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3. Her research focuses on contemporaryIrish poetry and on the interface between translation and creativity.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Breton (bre)                             Basque (eus)                             Gaelic, Irish (gle)                             Scots (sco)                             Welsh (cym)
Written In: English (eng )

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