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The acquisition of Irish as a first language in the Gaeltacht

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Mac Mathúna, Séamus (2011) The acquisition of Irish as a first language in the Gaeltacht. Researching the Languages of Ireland, 8 . pp. 83-96. [Journal article]

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This paper is a study of the acquistion of Irish as a first language in some Irish-speaking areas of Ireland. In addition to an analysis of data from various stages of the acquisition process relating to phonology, the lexicon and syntactic structures, the nature of language acquisition strategies, the early acquisition of the basic sounds of English, and the apparent lack of functional categories in the language of children at the earliest stages of acquisition are discussed.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Irish Language and Literature
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:22633
Deposited By:Professor Seamus Mac Mathuna
Deposited On:18 Jun 2012 16:06
Last Modified:15 Aug 2012 09:36

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