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The perception of standard Irish as a prestige target variety

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Show simple item record Ó hIfearnáin, Tadhg Ó Murchadha, Noel 2015-01-13T22:20:09Z 2015-01-13T22:20:09Z 2011
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dc.description.abstract This contribution describes the current state and status of Official Standard Irish, Caighdeán Oifigiúil na Gaeilge, the standard language variety of the first of the two official languages of Ireland. The other official language is English, called Sacs-Bhéarla in the Constitution, clearly referring to Standard English, rather than any Irish variety. Standard Irish, as in many other national contexts, has had the function of providing a unified linguistic tool for the practical purposes of state governance and education. Although it was first defined for official purposes and explicitly does not ban other varieties, in the contexts of an historic popular language shift to English and the ideologically driven national language revival project, it has also played a central role in providing the target learner variety for the majority population who do not speak Irish as a home language. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Novus en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe, Kristiansen, T. & N. Coupland(eds);pt. 1, pp. 97-104
dc.subject Irish en_US
dc.subject official languages of Ireland en_US
dc.title The perception of standard Irish as a prestige target variety en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2015-01-13T22:11:53Z
dc.description.version PUBLISHED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed

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