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Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities

Galician and Irish in the European Context

Attitudes Towards Weak and Strong Minority Languages

Authors: O'Rourke, B.

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An exploration of the role of language attitudes and ideologies in predicting the survival prospects of a minority language. The author 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.

About the authors

BERNADETTE O'ROURKE lecturers in Spanish and General Linguistics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Her main research interests, on which she has published various articles and chapters, are in sociolinguistics and the sociology of language, with a particular focus on minority language issues.

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This comparative analysis of the Irish and Galican languages is framed by the persepctive that the impact on language maintenance and shift of macro-ocial factors such as political and institutional support can only be assessed adequately through 'the interpreative filter of linguistic eliefs,/attitudes and ideologies' (p. 3/4). The rationale for this and other compartive studies is that they offer 'a broader and more objective framework than can be achieved through single case studies' (p. 4) avoding the solipsism that can be found in the limited horizons of one langauge studies and benefitting from the novel insights that O'Rourke offers.' Dick Vigers, University of Southampton, Current Issues in Language PLanning, Sept. 2012


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    O’Rourke, Bernadette

    Pages 1-4

  • Language Attitudes

    O’Rourke, Bernadette

    Pages 5-33

  • Evolution of Attitudes towards Irish and Galician

    O’Rourke, Bernadette

    Pages 34-57

  • A New Policy for Ideological Change

    O’Rourke, Bernadette

    Pages 58-90

  • Effects of Language Policies on Attitudes

    O’Rourke, Bernadette

    Pages 91-115

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Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Galician and Irish in the European Context
Book Subtitle
Attitudes Towards Weak and Strong Minority Languages
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-29482-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230294820
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-57403-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-36511-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 185
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