The Acquisition of Irish

The Acquisition of Irish

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This book considers the growth of the Irish language in Belfast today. The reader is invited to take a close look at a unique vibrant speech community in Belfast. During the 1960's, its members took an important step, when they determined to create an environment wherein they could raise their children as Irish speakers. The success of the initiative is most clearly evidenced by the steady diffusion of bilingualism throughout surrounding neighbourhoods.E: Na bhi caint, Roisin Dona#39;t be talking Roisin M: Na bi ag caint, Roisin! Dona#39;t be talking Roisin. A later interruption led to the following: L.173 M:Abair le Roisin bheith ciuin led thoil Say to Roisin to be quiet please E: Roisin, bi ciuin Roisin be anbsp;...

Title:The Acquisition of Irish
Author:Máire Owens
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 1992


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