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Wars of words : the politics of language in Ireland, 1537-2004

Author: Tony Crowley
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first comprehensive survey of the politics of language in Ireland in the colonial and post-colonial period, Tony Crowley challenges received notions, revisits familiar materials, and considers  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Crowley
ISBN: 9780199273430 019927343X 9780199532766 0199532761
OCLC Number: 263420131
Awards: Winner of 2005 Michael J. Durkan Prize for Books on Language and Culture awarded by ACIS.
Description: VIII, 253 Seiten
Contents: Introduction: Language acquisition ; 1. Reforming the Word and the words of the Irish, 1537-1607 ; 2. Language, God, and the struggle for history, 1607-1690 ; 3. Education, antiquity, and the beginnings of linguistic nationalism, 1690-1789 ; 4. Culture, politics, and the language question, 1789-1876 ; 5. Language and revolution, 1876-1922 ; 6. The politics of language on the island of Ireland, 1922-2004
Responsibility: Tony Crowley.

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a first-rate piece of scholarship that deserves to be read by any student of Ireland and her history. * Contemporary Review * A sourcebook, a treasure trove . . . Crowley brings a welcome sensitivity Read more...

 
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