Is there Hiberno-English on them?: Hiberno-English in Modern Irish Literature: The Use of Dialect in Joyce, O'Brien, Shaw and Friel by Gisela ZinggIs there Hiberno-English on them?: Hiberno-English in Modern Irish Literature: The Use of Dialect in Joyce, O'Brien, Shaw and Friel by Gisela Zingg

Is there Hiberno-English on them?: Hiberno-English in Modern Irish Literature: The Use of Dialect…

byGisela Zingg

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This book studies the uses of the dialect known as Hiberno-English in the works of several canonical Irish writers of the twentieth century: James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, George Bernard Shaw and Brian Friel. Irish writers of this period faced the challenge of creating a literature in English that would be independent of the English literary tradition. The use of Hiberno-English is both a literary device and a practice that bears on the question of an Irish national identity.
This work examines above all the uses of Hiberno-English as a literary device. One of the potential functions of a literary text is to call into question received ideas, and the texts discussed here do this with the help of Hiberno-English. Here, this dialect stands as a form of authenticity which is questioned and through which received ideas are criticised.
This book also contains a large corpus whose primary purpose is to record the abundance of Hiberno-English in the works under review. The corpus provides a gloss and outlines the grammatical and phonetic features of Hiberno-English.
Gisela Zingg graduated from the University of Geneva, Switzerland where she has also worked as a teaching assistant, lecturing, among other things, on Irish literature. Her main areas of interest are linguistic aspects of literature, especially Irish literature, and language behaviour in multilingual contexts.
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Title:Is there Hiberno-English on them?: Hiberno-English in Modern Irish Literature: The Use of Dialect…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.68 inPublished:July 18, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:303431423X

ISBN - 13:9783034314237

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