Galician And Irish In The European Context: Attitudes Towards Weak and Strong Minority Languages

Hardcover | January 15, 2011

byBernadette O'RourkeEditorGabrielle Hogan-Brun

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An exploration of the role of language attitudes and ideologies in predicting the survival prospects of a minority language. It examines this role through a cross-national comparative analysis of Irish in the Republic of Ireland and Galician in the Autonomous Community of Galicia in north-west Spain.

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An exploration of the role of language attitudes and ideologies in predicting the survival prospects of a minority language. It examines this role through a cross-national comparative analysis of Irish in the Republic of Ireland and Galician in the Autonomous Community of Galicia in north-west Spain.

BERNADETTE O'ROURKE is Lecturer, Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.91 × 5.64 × 0.76 inPublished:January 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230574033

ISBN - 13:9780230574038

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Tables
Foreword
Introduction
Language Attitudes and Language Ideologies – Theories and Approaches
The Evolution of Attitudes towards Irish and Galician – A Socio-historical Perspective
Language Policy in Ireland and Galicia
Changes in Language Attitudes and Ideologies
Language Attitudes and Language Use – Exploring the Mismatch
The Future of Irish and Galician
Conclusions
Bibliography
Index