ERIC Number: ED344466
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Papers on Irish English.
O Baoill, Donall P., Ed.
Six papers on Irish English are presented. "The Study of Hiberno-English" (Jeffrey L. Kallen) surveys some aspects of research on the language and offers a historical context for the subsequent papers. "A Tape-Recorded Survey of Hiberno-English in Its Context" (T. M. Tilling) reports on the early stages of an island-wide survey of the English speech of Ireland, combining traditional dialect geography and sociolinguistics. In "Linguistic Cross-Links in Phonology and Grammar" (G. B. Adams), the phonological and grammatical similarities between Irish and English resulting from extended language contact and bilingualism are examined. "The Hiberno-English 'I've It Eaten' Construction: What Is It and Where Does It Come From?" (John Harris) looks in greater detail at the Irish influence evident in one construction. Problems created by differences in structure in Irish and English are examined in "Observations on Thematic Interference Between Irish and English" (Markku Filppula), and "A Global View of the English Language in Ireland" (Kallen) urges a broader-based approach to the study of Hiberno-English than that commonly adopted, incorporating examination of all grammar and discourse phenomena, bilingualism, sociolinguistics, and reference to other English variations, not just standard English usage. (16 references) (MSE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Irish Association for Applied Linguistics, Dublin.
Identifiers: English (Irish); Ireland