Gaeilge

A Radical Revolution

Caoimhin De Barra

As a historian of languages and someone who learned Irish as an adult, Caoimh¡n De Barra offers both academic and personal insights into Ireland's complex relationship with its national language.
Date Published :
March 2019
Publisher :
Columba Books
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781782189077
Pages : 272
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$29.99

Overview
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As a historian of languages and someone who learned Irish as an adult, Caoimh¡n De Barra offers both academic and personal insights into Ireland's complex relationship with its national language. This book explains why most people don't learn Irish at school, where the deep hatred some have for the language comes from, and how people who want to learn Irish can do so successfully. Drawing upon the history of other minority languages around the world, De Barra demonstrates why current efforts to promote Irish are doomed to fail, and proposes a radical solution for how to revive An Ghaeilge so it can again become the first language of the Irish people.

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