Tribes and tongues
Pól Ó Muirí
A book which offers “an analysis of Irish speakers’ contemporary experience of social bilingualism” will be launched in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway, this Monday (March 6th) at 6pm. An Chonair Chaoch: an Mionteangachas sa Dátheangachas (Leabhar Breac) is edited by Ciarán Lenoach, Conchúr Ó Giollagáin and Brian Ó Curnáin.
They argue that “the current experience of bilingualism in minority communities is socially and linguistically beneficial to the majority language while simultaneously undermining the social basis of the minority language and its ethnolinguistic resilience”.