The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922: A Sourcebook by Tony CrowleyThe Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922: A Sourcebook by Tony Crowley

The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922: A Sourcebook

byTony Crowley, Dr Tony Crowley (s Editor)EditorTony Crowley

Hardcover | January 3, 2000

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For almost a thousand years language has been an important and contentious issue in Ireland but above all it reflects the great themes of Irish history: colonial, invasion, native resistance, religious and cultural difference.
Collected here for the first time are texts on language from the date of the first legislation against the Irish: the Statute of Kilkenny, 1366, to the constitution of the Free State in 1922. Crowley's introduction connects these texts to current debates, givingThe BelfastAgreement as a textual example and illustrating that the language debates continue today. Divided into six historical sections with detailed editor's introductions, this unique sourcebook includes familiar cultural texts such as essays and letters by Yeats along side less familiar writings including the Preface to theNew Testamentin Irish. (1602)
Providing direct access to original texts, this is an historical resource book which can be used as a case study in the relations between language and cultural identity.
Title:The Politics of Language in Ireland 1366-1922: A SourcebookFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:January 3, 2000Publisher:RoutledgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041515717X

ISBN - 13:9780415157179

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The fascinating history of Irish language has much debate and controversy in it. The Politics of Language in Ireland, 1366-1922 is a collection of historical writings from Spenser’s View of the Present State of Ireland to letters by Yeats and Synge. It includes lesser-known materials, as well as an essay on the links between Irish and the language of North American Algonquin. Tony Crowley’s collection will give readers a better understanding of a complex subject. Anyone interested in linguistics and the history of Ireland will want to read this book.