Irish language, Irish nation

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Title: Irish language, Irish nation
Authors: Watson, Iarfhlaith
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/5849
Date: Nov-2014
Abstract: Nearly half the country speaks Irish. Erroneous as this statement may appear, results from the 2011 census indicate that 42 per cent of the population of the Republic of Ireland can speak Irish. The figure has been this high since the 1990s and had doubled since the 1970s. Most people in Ireland would suspect the accuracy of this figure and would believe that few people can speak Irish. Why then do so many people claim to be able to speak Irish? The answer appears to lie in the connection between the Irish language and the Irish nation.
Type of material: Book Chapter
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Keywords: Irish language;National identity
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Is part of: Inglis, Tom (eds.). Are the Irish different?
Appears in Collections:Sociology Research Collection

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