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An Analysis of Hiberno-English in the Early Novels of Patrick MacGill: Bilingualism and Language Shift from Irish to English in County DonegalBy: Carolina P. Amador- Moreno (author)Hardback
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DescriptionThis 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.
About AuthorCarolina Amador Moreno is Lecturer in the Department of Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of Limerick.
ContentsPreface; 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.
- publication date: 31/05/2006
- ISBN13: 9780773458086
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 368
- ID: 9780773458086
- ISBN10: 0773458085
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