Irish Language and Culture

Bejaysus and begorrah!

Irish Language and Culture

Author: Gerry Coughlan

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1740595777

Page: 255

View: 756

Bejaysus and begorrah! The next best thing for anyone not blessed with the gift of gab - a grand tour through the language, lilt and laughter of Ireland old and new. So joint in the craic, forget the Blarney Stone, and wrap your tongue around English the way the Irish reinvented it. -Features special section on Irish Gaelic. -Lonely Planet's English Language & Culture series goes behind the scenes of languages you thought you knew. -Get into the culture and humor behind common - and not so common - English expressions and learn about the local languages that inspired them.

Language and Tradition in Ireland

This collection of essays from a variety of contributors focuses on the relationship between language and culture in Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the 21st century.

Language and Tradition in Ireland

Author: American Conference for Irish Studies

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558494275

Page: 239

View: 102

This collection of essays from a variety of contributors focuses on the relationship between language and culture in Ireland from the early Middle Ages to the beginning of the 21st century.

The Irish Language in Northern Ireland

This book investigates the role of the Irish language movement in the social construction of competing versions of Irish political and cultural identity in Northern Ireland, arguing that for some Nationalists, the Irish language has become ...

The Irish Language in Northern Ireland

Author: Camille C. O'Reilly

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349274232

Page: 213

View: 110

A topical and authoritative investigation of the Irish language and identity in Northern Ireland. The phrase 'our own language' has come to symbolize the importance of the Irish language to Irish identity for many Nationalists in Northern Ireland. However, different interests compete to have their version of the meaning and importance of the Irish language accepted. This book investigates the role of the Irish language movement in the social construction of competing versions of Irish political and cultural identity in Northern Ireland, arguing that for some Nationalists, the Irish language has become an alternative point of political access and expression.

Canan Cultar Language and Culture

Catalogue of Gaelic Manuscripts in Selected Libraries in Great Britain and
Ireland. 2 vols. Boston: G. K. Hall. Mackenzie, Henry [1745–1831†] (1805).
Report of the Committee of the Highland Society of Scotland, appointed to inquire
into the ...

Canan   Cultar  Language and Culture

Author: Wilson McLeod

Publisher: Dunedin Academic Press Ltd

ISBN: 178046553X

Page: 314

View: 678

This collection of essays, by some of the foremost scholars of Gaelic and Celtic studies, includes essays on aspects of Gaelic literature, language, material culture, oral tradition and history. The essays are based on papers and conversations held during the fourth Rannachadh na Gidhlig conference, which took place at Edinburgh in July 2014.

The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader

Ferdinard de Saussure Course in General Linguistics [ 1916 3 , 1960 : 7 ) TH HE
RELATIONS BETWEEN LANGUAGE and culture , and language sought to
prevent the death of the Irish language and. and cultural identity , were not
discovered ...

The Routledge Language and Cultural Theory Reader

Author: Lucy Burke

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415186810

Page: 511

View: 768

This is a core introduction to the most innovative and influential writings to have shaped and defined the relations between language, culture and cultural identity.

Interfaces Between Language and Culture in Medieval England

... “nam lingua eorum daal partem significat” ('because in their language daal
means a pars ('part', here in the sense 'dynasty')'). Earlier references in Scottish
and Irish sources show that the name Reuda has its origin in the Irish cultural
zone, ...

Interfaces Between Language and Culture in Medieval England

Author: Alaric Hall

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004180117

Page: 333

View: 544

The twelve articles in this volume promote the growing contacts between medieval linguistics and medieval cultural studies generally. Articles address medieval English linguistics, and the interrelation in Anglo-Saxon England between Latin and vernacular language and culture.

Test Policy and Test Performance Education Language and Culture

When Bernard Gifford asked if I would write about the results of the “Irish study," a
large-scale experimental study of the effects of standardized testing, I quickly
agreed. It was an offer I could not refuse. After all, the Irish study had consumed ...

Test Policy and Test Performance  Education  Language  and Culture

Author: Bernard R. Gifford

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940092500X

Page: 306

View: 850

Bernard R. Gifford In the United States, the standardized test has become one of the major sources of information for reducing uncertainty in the determination of individual merit and in the allocation of merit-based educational, training, and employment opportunities. Most major institutions of higher education require applicants to supplement their records of academic achievements with scores on standardized tests. Similarly, in the workplace, as a condition of employment or assignment to training programs, more and more employers are requiring prospective employees to sit for standardized tests. In short, with increasing frequency and intensity, individual members of the political economy are required to transmit to the opportunity marketplace scores on standardized examinations that purport to be objective measures of their abilities, talents, and potential. In many instances, these test scores are the only signals about their skills that job applicants are permitted to send to prospective employers. THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TESTING AND PUBLIC POLICY In view of the importance of these issues to our current national agenda, it was proposed that the Human Rights and Governance and the Education and Culture Programs of the Ford Foundation support the establishment of a ''blue ribbon" National Commission on Testing and Public Policy to investigate some of the major problems, as well as the untapped opportunities, created by recent trends in the use of standardized tests, particularly in the workplace and in schools.

Irish Americans The History and Culture of a People

The Irish American connection with politics extends back to the colonial era when
large numbers of Scots-Irish began to ... through intermarriage and economic and
political suppression of the Catholic Church and Irish language and culture.

Irish Americans  The History and Culture of a People

Author: William E. Watson

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610694678

Page: 511

View: 926

Virtually every aspect of American culture has been influenced by Irish immigrants and their descendants. This encyclopedia tells the full story of the Irish-American experience, covering immigration, assimilation, and achievement. • Demonstrates the intricate—and far-reaching—nature of the Irish-American connection • Covers the variety of the Irish-American political experience in the North and South rather than focusing only on northern populations • Distinguishes between the experience of Irish Protestants and Irish Catholics • Highlights the Irish propensity for inventiveness in America and Irish contributions to business and technology • Discusses the prominence of the Irish in the Catholic Church in the United States

Indo European Language and Culture

The Celtic languages hold a special place in the early history of IndoEuropean
linguistics because they presented the first real challenge to the nascent science.
The demonstration that Irish and its relatives are related to the likes of Greek, ...

Indo European Language and Culture

Author: Benjamin W. Fortson, IV

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444359681

Page: 568

View: 848

This revised and expanded edition provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. Now offering even greater coverage than the first edition, it is the definitive introduction to the field. Updated, corrected, and expanded edition, containing new illustrations of selected texts and inscriptions, and text samples with translations and etymological commentary Extensively covers individual histories of both ancient and modern languages of the Indo-European family Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter Includes maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes

Identities in Irish Literature

Introduction The purpose of this study is to analyse a new kind of writing in
English which emerged in Ireland in the ... They saw themselves as rediscovering
rather than inventing a new identity , a rediscovery of Ireland ' s Gaelic culture
and ...

Identities in Irish Literature

Author: Anne MacCarthy

Publisher: Netbiblo

ISBN: 9780972989213

Page: 203

View: 275

The book provides a new perspective on the establishment of Irish literature in English. This emerged in the early nineteenth century in an effort to create an independent writing in Ireland. the author explores the activities of these early years to later investigate canon formation in the twentieth century as well as contemporary definitions of Irish writing in English. She finally proposes the existence of another literature in the early twentieth century in Ireland and proffers an explanation for its exclusion from the new canon.

Advertising Literature and Print Culture in Ireland 1891 1922

language, is frequently aligned with'linguistic nationalism', such as that espoused
by the Gaelic League: Script nationalism ... Thepolitical revival of Ireland's culture
by militant nationalists in the early 1900s convinced both British and American ...

Advertising  Literature and Print Culture in Ireland  1891 1922

Author: J. Strachan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271248

Page: 310

View: 903

This is the first study of the cultural meanings of advertising in the Irish Revival period. John Strachan and Claire Nally shed new light on advanced nationalism in Ireland before and immediately after the Easter Rising of 1916, while also addressing how the wider politics of Ireland, from the Irish Parliamentary Party to anti-Home Rule unionism, resonated through contemporary advertising copy. The book examines the manner in which some of the key authors of the Revival, notably Oscar Wilde and W. B. Yeats, reacted to advertising and to the consumer culture around them. Illustrated with over 60 fascinating contemporary advertising images, this book addresses a diverse and intriguing range of Irish advertising: the pages of An Claidheamh Soluis under Patrick Pearse's editorship, the selling of the Ulster Volunteer Force, the advertising columns of The Lady of the House, the marketing of the sports of the Gaelic Athletic Association, the use of Irish Party politicians in First World War recruitment campaigns, the commemorative paraphernalia surrounding the centenary of the 1798 United Irishmen uprising, and the relationship of Murphy's stout with the British military, Sinn Féin and the Irish Free State.

Liminal Borderlands in Irish Literature and Culture

... contemporary Ireland , rejected by both revisionist historians and recent Irish
feminists as a language that seems too closely connected with patriarchal
nationalism and certain repressive aspects of Irish culture ( Gender and Sexuality
305 ) .

Liminal Borderlands in Irish Literature and Culture

Author: Elin Holmsten

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039118595

Page: 207

View: 897

Liminality, if interpreted as a concern with borders and states of in-betweenness, is a widespread theme in Irish literature and culture, which is perhaps not surprising considering the colonial and postcolonial background of Ireland. The liminal, from the Latin word limen, meaning «a threshold», can be broadly defined as a transitional place of becoming. It is a borderland state of ambiguity and indeterminacy, leading those who participate in the process to new perspectives and possibilities. This collection of essays examines the theme of liminality in Irish literature and culture against the philosophical discourse of modernity and focuses on representations of liminality in contemporary Irish literature, art and film in a variety of contexts. The book is divided into four sections. The first part deals with theoretical aspects of liminal states. Other sections focus on liminal narratives and explore drama as liminal rites of passage, while the last part examines transformative spaces in contemporary Irish women's poetry.

The Irish Times

The stamp, with its Celtic image, design and Irish language (all of which were to
be repeated in the penny, fivepenny and ... For the Irish Ireland ideologue,
Ireland was nothing without its Gaelic identity, and the English language and
culture an ...

The Irish Times

Author: Terence Brown

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472919076

Page: 448

View: 986

The Irish Times is a pillar of Irish society. Founded in 1859 as the paper of the Irish Protestant Middle Class, it now has a position in Irish political, social and cultural life which is incomparable. In fact this history of the Irish Times is also a history of the Irish people. Always independent in ownership and political view and never entwined in any way with the Roman Catholic Church, it has become the weather vane, the barometer of Irish life and society followed by people of all religious and political persuasions and none. The paper is politically liberal and progressive as well as being centre right on economic issues. This history is peopled by all the great figures of Irish history - Daniel O`Connell, W.B. Yeats, Garret FitzGerald, Conor Cruise O`Brien and the paper has numbered among its internationally renowned columnists Mary Holland, Fintan O'Toole, Nuala O'Faolain, John Waters and Kevin Myers . Its influence on Irish Society is beyond question. In his book, Terence Brown tells the story of the paper with narrative skill, wit and perception. Analysis of the stance of the Times during events ranging from The Easter Rising, The Civil War, the Troubles and the recent economic recession make the book essential reading for students of Irish history, be they the general reader, the academic or amateur historian. The book will be seen as crucial to our understanding of Irish history in the past century and a half.

Joyce and the Joyceans

PARIS, FRANCE 1 he history of Ireland has typically been written as the history of
an occupation; it could with equal authority ... Although the struggle for the Irish
language has been at the center of Irish politics and Irish cultural life for over a ...

Joyce and the Joyceans

Author: Morton P. Levitt

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629306

Page: 224

View: 789

This volume covers a variety of subjects and approaches by some of the major figures of Joyce criticism and scholarship, as well as new and upcoming Joyceans. Its scope is among the very broadest of such collections and the most up-to-date. Unique to this book is a series of personal essays describing some pivotal events in the international study of Joyce, including the beginnings of the Joyce Foundation and Symposia. Contributors include: Fritz Senn, Thomas F. Staley, Morris Beja, Ira B. Nadel, Michael Groden, Jean-Michel Rabate, William S. Brockman, R. Brandon Kershner, Peter A. Maguire, Patrick J Ledden, Jason Howard Mezey, John Gordon, Michael Patrick Gillespie, Richard Beckman, Corinna del Greco Lobner, Michael Gooch, Morton P. Levitt

Heritage Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture

Irish. Language. in. Canada1. Sarah McMonagle Introduction: The Irish
Language in Canada In Canada today, Irish-language learners may avail of a
variety of formal and informal contexts. A number of higher-level institutions offer
instruction ...

Heritage  Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture

Author: Dr Diane Sabenacio Nititham

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472425111

Page: 260

View: 405

Using an interdisciplinary and transhistorical framework this book examines the cultural, material, and symbolic articulations of Irish migration relationships from the medieval period through to the contemporary post-Celtic Tiger era. With attention to people’s different uses of social space, relationships with and memories of the landscape, as well as their symbolic expressions of diasporic identity, Heritage, Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture examines the different forms of diaspora over time and contributes to contemporary debates on home, foreignness, globalization and consumption. By examining various movements of people into and out of Ireland, the book explores how expressions of cultural capital and symbolic power have changed over time in the Irish collective imagination, shedding light on the ways in which Ireland is represented and Irish culture consumed and materialized overseas. Arranged around the themes of home and location, identity and material culture, and global culture and consumption, this collection brings together the work of scholars from the UK, Ireland, Europe, the US and Canada, to explore the ways in which the processes of movement affect the people’s negotiation and contestation of concepts of identity, the local and the global. As such, it will appeal to scholars working in fields such as sociology, politics, cultural studies, history and archaeology, with interests in migration, gender studies, diasporic identities, heritage and material culture.

Translating Ireland

"Translating Ireland explores centuries of translation activity during which the languages, cultures and literatures of Ireland have been affected by the work of Irish translators in Ireland and elsewhere.

Translating Ireland

Author: Michael Cronin



Page: 229

View: 174

"Translating Ireland explores centuries of translation activity during which the languages, cultures and literatures of Ireland have been affected by the work of Irish translators in Ireland and elsewhere. Translation in Ireland has functioned as a weapon of political propaganda, an agent of linguistic reform, and a catalyst for cultural renewal and yet the activity of translators during often controversial circumstances has remained unacknowledged." "In this pioneering study Michael Cronin examines the widespread translation activity in Ireland in the Middle Ages and argues for a re-evaluation of the work of translators from that period. He then examines the central role of translation in the political and cultural upheaval of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, particularly the theoretical responses of translators to changing political conditions. Antiquarianism, the Celtic Revival and emergent nationalism in the nineteenth century are all bound up with the act of translation and Translating Ireland analyses the tensions and competing cultural allegiances of translators in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Literary revival in both English and Irish looked to translation as a source of a creative energy and the new state saw translation as both necessary and desirable. There is an analysis of the fortunes of translation in Ireland in the twentieth century, both as pragmatic activity in an officially bilingual state and as a way of opening the languages and literatures of Ireland to the literatures and cultural experiences of other peoples." "Translating Ireland examines what happens in the contact zone between languages and how translation affects both the development of language and literature and the construction of identity. In a country that has witnessed radical changes in language use over the centuries, translation has become an important element in political, linguistic and cultural self-knowledge."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Politics and Culture of Honour in Britain and Ireland 1541 1641

Irish. European: Gaelic. honour. after. the. Nine. Years'. War. introduction So far,
this study has traced the evolution of the honour culture spanning the kingdoms
of England and Ireland from 1541 to 1603. Ithasattemptedtoshow that honour ...

The Politics and Culture of Honour in Britain and Ireland  1541 1641

Author: Brendan Kane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521898641

Page: 302

View: 140

Exploring early modern concepts of honour, this book brings a cultural perspective to our understanding of English imperialism in Ireland.

An Atlas of Irish History

Therefore , with the collapse of the traditional Gaelic culture and the
disappearance of the Gaelic professional learned class , Irish ceased to be a
language of culture and gradually became the language of the poor and the
uneducated .

An Atlas of Irish History

Author: Ruth Dudley Edwards

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415278591

Page: 299

View: 603

Fully revised and updated with over 100 beautiful maps, charts and graphs, and a narrative packed with facts this outstanding book examines the main changes that have occurred in Ireland and among the Irish abroad over the past two millennia.

Language in History

'CULTURE. See LANGUAGE.' (Bunreacht Na hEireann (Constitution 0J1' Ireland)
1937: Treoir/ Index) GATHERING THE THREADS OF THE WEB If eighteenth-
century Britain was fascinated by language, then nineteenthcentury Ireland was ...

Language in History

Author: Dr Tony Crowley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134908210

Page: 224

View: 331

In Language in History, Tony Crowley provides the analytical tools for answering such questions. Using a radical re-reading of Saussure and Bahktin, he demonstrates, in four case studies, the ways in which language has been used to construct social and cultural identity in Britain and Ireland. For example, he examines the ways in which language was employed to construct a bourgeois public sphere in 18th Century England, and he reveals how language is still being used in contemporary Ireland to articulate national and political aspirations and why the Irish language died. By bringing together linguistic and critical theory with his own sharp historical and political consciousness, Tony Crowley provides a new agenda for language study; one which acknowledges the fact that writing about history has always been determined by the historical context, and by issues of race, class and gender. Language in History represents a major contribution to the field, and an essential text for anyone interested in language, discourse and communication.

Irish Tourism

Image, Culture and Identity Prof. ... on Irish cultural politics for journals including
Capital and Class, Political Geography and the Irish Journal of Sociology. ... She
has published widely on different aspects of Irish-language literature and culture.

Irish Tourism

Author: Prof. Michael Cronin

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845413539

Page: 304

View: 622

For many years Ireland has been a popular tourist destination and tourism has been one of the most significant social, economic and cultural forces in Irish society. Irish Tourism: Image, Culture and Identity engages with major national and international debates on contemporary tourism through cutting-edge research. The book explores the multi-faceted nature of this important phenomenon, drawing on current work in sociology, cultural studies, ethnography, and language studies. For those who theorise about tourism and those who make practical day-to-day decisions on tourism policy, Irish Tourism will provide invaluable insights into historical and contemporary tourist representations, practices and impacts. In addressing issues such as the relationship between the local and the global in tourist settings, the construction of tourist imagery and products, and the development of tourism policy, contributors to Irish Tourism offer an innovative and critical analysis of the impact of global tourism on a small country. This book will be indispensable reading for students and scholars in Tourism Studies and Irish Studies and will also be essential for students of sociology, cultural studies, geography, languages and anthropology.