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Watching One's Tongue: Aspects of Romance and Celtic Languages

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Nic Craith, Máiréad, ed. (1996) Watching One's Tongue: Aspects of Romance and Celtic Languages. 272 pp. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 9780853236214 [Book (edited)]

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Abstract

These essays investigate the challenge of language planning in modern society. Initially, the impact of legislation on a vernacular and the subsequent empowerment of specific speech communities are analyzed. Contributors explore the value of employing a marketing approach for the development and enhancement of an indigenous tongue. Aspects of the status of language in the context of education are then examined, followed by an assessment of the impact of culture contact on social and linguistic intercourse. The concluding chapter considers a theory of endangeredness and seeks to establish the threshold beyond which a language is doomed to extinction. This volume is one of two, edited by Dr. Nic Craith, dealing with language planning in contemporary Europe.

Item Type:Book (edited)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:15529
Deposited By:Professor Mairead Nic Craith
Deposited On:07 Sep 2010 10:05
Last Modified:18 Mar 2014 14:02

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