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Irish language broadcast media: the interaction of state language policy, broadcasters and their audiences

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Show simple item record Ó hIfearnáin, Tadhg 2015-07-29T14:45:36Z 2015-07-29T14:45:36Z 2000
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The position of Irish on the airwaves now and through recent history has always been closely linked to the strength of the language in society, its position in public opinion and national language policy and the place of the state-owned broadcaster and its subsidiary channels within the broadcasting domain. Government legislation regulates the private and voluntary sectors, which may also receive indirect state subsidies for Irish language programming. It is therefore impossible to separate the status and development of Irish in the broadcast media from the shifting nature of the state's relationship with the language and the people who speak it. This article discusses the development of Irish broadcast media since the foundation of the state in the context of language policy. It argues that the Irish government has moved from a leading role in the early part of the 20th century in which Irishwas central to all social, educational and economic policies, through a series of transformations that reflected the socioeconomic development and Europeanisation of the State, to the present. At present, the government increasingly manages Irish as a minority and heritage issue, a marginalisation which provides great dangers and yet many new opportunities for Irish language broadcasters. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Current Issues in Language and Society;7 (2), pp. 92-116
dc.rights This is the Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Current Issues in Language and Society © 2000 available online: en_US
dc.subject Irish en_US
dc.subject language in society en_US
dc.subject media en_US
dc.title Irish language broadcast media: the interaction of state language policy, broadcasters and their audiences en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US 2015-07-29T14:34:21Z
dc.description.version ACCEPTED
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1116080
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.description.status peer-reviewed

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