An Analysis of Hiberno-English in the Early Novels of Patrick MacGill: Bilingualism and Language Shift from Irish to English in County Donegal

An Analysis of Hiberno-English in the Early Novels of Patrick MacGill: Bilingualism and Language Shift from Irish to English in County Donegal

By: Carolina P. Amador- Moreno (author)Hardback

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This study is a linguistic analysis of two novels by the early twentieth-century Donegal writer Patrick MacGill. From a linguistic point of view, these two novels ["Children of the Dead End" and "The Rat Pit"] form a particularly interesting source of data for the study of the dialectal variety known as Hiberno-English (or Irish English), as the author purports to give an accurate portrayal of the types of English spoken in Donegal in a period of ongoing bilingualism and language shift from Irish to English. This work will appeal to scholars interested in Irish English, languages in contact and Irish Literature in English.

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About Author

Carolina Amador Moreno is Lecturer in the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Limerick.

Contents

Preface; List of Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Biographical, Literary and Linguistic Background of Patrick MacGill; 3. The Grammar and Syntax of the Novels; 4. The Lexicon of the Novels; Conclusions; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/05/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780773458086
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 368
  • ID: 9780773458086
  • ISBN10: 0773458085

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