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Irish language and literature, 1845–1921

BRIAN Ó CUÍV

in A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines developments in Irish language and literature during the period from 1845 to 1921. It explains that during the 1840s, Irish had ceased to be the everyday language of all but a ... More


Culture, politics, and the language question, 1789–1876

Tony Crowley

in Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273430
eISBN:
9780191706202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter delineates the different paths taken by political and cultural nationalism in Ireland with regard to the language question from the late 18th century to the beginning of the Gaelic ... More


A New History of Ireland, Volume VI: Ireland Under the Union, II: 1870-1921

W. E. Vaughan (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199583744
eISBN:
9780191702365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583744.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This series provides a significant scholarly project in modern Irish history. In nine volumes, it provides a comprehensive new synthesis of modern scholarship on every aspect of Irish history and ... More


Irish language and literature, 1921–84

Neil Buttimer and Máire, Ní Annracháin

in A New History of Ireland Volume VII: Ireland 1921-84

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217527
eISBN:
9780191678240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217527.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

A number of factors distinguish the story of the Irish language in the twentieth century from that of preceding centuries. Chief among these was the creation in 1922 of a largely independent, ... More


A New History of Ireland Volume VII: Ireland 1921-84

J. R. Hill (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198217527
eISBN:
9780191678240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198217527.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This volume in the New History of Ireland covers a period of major significance in Ireland's history. It outlines the division of Ireland and the eventual establishment of the Irish Republic. This ... More


Women, Writing, and Language in Early Modern Ireland

Marie-Louise Coolahan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199567652
eISBN:
9780191722011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Women's Literature

This book examines writing in English, Irish, and Spanish by women living in Ireland and by Irish women living on the continent between the years 1574 and 1676. This was a tumultuous period of ... More


The Silence of Irish

Helen O’connell

in Ireland and the Fiction of Improvement

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199286461
eISBN:
9780191713361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286461.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, European Literature

This chapter shows how the irrationality of Irish is exemplified by its invocation as a metaphor for sentimentality and pathos in ‘Hibernian’ idioms such as ‘asthore’ and ‘machree’. Improvement ... More


Paradoxes of Engagement with Irish Language Community Management, Practice, and Ideology

Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin

in Endangered Languages: Beliefs and Ideologies in Language Documentation and Revitalization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780197265765
eISBN:
9780191771958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265765.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

Since gaining independence in 1922, the Irish Government’s pro-Irish language policy has gone through several stages of development, moving from openly coercive maintenance strategies in designated ... More


The Irish Language in the Early Modern Period

Brian Ó Cuív

in A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562527
eISBN:
9780191701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter describes the change in policy on the use of language in Ireland. The policy of the crown in promoting the reformed religion involved, in the second half of the 16th century, a change of ... More


The English Language in Early Modern Ireland

Alan Bliss

in A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562527
eISBN:
9780191701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.003.0021
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The reformation had brought about a unity of purpose between the Irish and the Old English, and the Irish language became a symbol of the Catholic religion; the English settlers, who for a long time ... More


Language of the Dead: The Irish Language in the Twentieth Century

Barry McCrea

in Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapter explores how as it fell out of mass use as a spoken vernacular the Irish language became the object of utopian longings and psychological investments. It looks at how the revivalist ... More


Seán Ó Ríordáin’s Private Language

Barry McCrea

in Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter reevaluates the meaning of the work of Seán í Ríordáin, considered to be the first great modern poet in Irish. í Ríordáin did not consider himself to be fully a native speaker of Irish, ... More


Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in Twentieth-Century Ireland and Europe

Barry McCrea

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300185157
eISBN:
9780300190564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300185157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book argues that the sudden decline of old rural vernaculars—such as French patois, Italian dialects, and the Irish language—caused these languages to become the objects of powerful longings and ... More


Sean-nós Singing in Theory and Practice

Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire

in Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195321180
eISBN:
9780199893713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321180.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Sean-nós Singing in Theory and Practice. This chapter explores what it meant to be a sean-nós singer in the 20th century. Based on a foundation of 19th century cultural ... More


On the Left Edge in UG: A Reply to McCloskey

Richard S. Kayne

in Movement and Silence

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195179163
eISBN:
9780199788330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179163.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores the debate concerning leftward versus rightward movements in the context of a proposal by James McCloskey concerning Irish. It is argued that, by bringing in considerations from ... More


Maps, movements and migrants: reading Tim Robinson through Gluaiseacht Chearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta

Jerry White

in Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, culture and environment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992781
eISBN:
9781526104427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992781.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Jerry White explores some of the possible connections between Robinson and the debates in the 1970s about the Irish language movement. White examines the very beginnings of Robinson’s mapping career, ... More


The Performance of Sean-nós in Connemara

Sean Williams and Lillis Ó Laoire

in Bright Star of the West: Joe Heaney, Irish Song Man

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195321180
eISBN:
9780199893713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321180.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, History, American

Joe Heaney came from a regional tradition with a particular style of singing that included complex practices of ornamentation and close attention to poetic rhythm and meter. His performance practice ... More


Cúchulain in the General Post Office: Gaelic revival, Irish rising: Sir John Rhŷs Memorial Lecture read 22 March 2016

Joep Leerssen

in British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266045
eISBN:
9780191851452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266045.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This article looks at the importance of the Gaelic language for the development of Irish nationalism in the decades leading up to, and following the Easter Rising of 1916. This importance was mainly ... More


Synge and Modernity in The Aran Islands

David Fitzpatrick

in Synge and Edwardian Ireland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609888
eISBN:
9780191731778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609888.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Synge combines incisive observation and human sympathy with sleight of hand in The Aran Islands. When narrating his introduction to the supposedly primitive West of Ireland (1898–1901), he adopts ... More


English in Ireland: Intra-territorial Perspectives on Language Contact

Patricia Ronan

in Modelling World Englishes: A Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445863
eISBN:
9781474490771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445863.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This study investigates in how far Schneider’s Dynamic Model and the Extra- and Intra-territorial Forces Model can explain the rise of the English language in Ireland. The study uses a largely ... More


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