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Craic baby : dispatches from a rising language

Author: Darach Ó Seaghdha
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What do we talk about when we talk about Irish? When we talk about saving or supporting a language do we mean the musical combination of syllables, or something more profound? How do new words enter a language, and what is the relationship between that strange dialect called Hiberno-English and its parent language? [Thsi book] ... explorss the very new and very old parts of the Irish language from a personal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humor
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darach Ó Seaghdha
ISBN: 9781788545259 1788545257
OCLC Number: 1020285035
Description: xii, 146 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Normal people --
New words --
Multilingual children --
Language, neologisms and power --
Hiberno-English --
Computer languages and Irish --
Old Irish, older Irish and Sengoídelc --
Fantasy Island --
Brehon law, Bunreacht Law --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Darach O'Séaghdha.

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The follow-up to Motherfocloir, exploring the Irish language, both the very old and the very new. Craic Baby hinges on how watching a child learn to communicate changes how you think about language.  Read more...

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'In Craic Baby, O Seaghdha wants to address fundamental points about language in Ireland on a longish agenda. And he does it brilliantly' Irish Examiner. 'Darach O Seaghdha has a gift for bringing Read more...

 
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