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    Irish Language

    Stifter, David (2017) Irish Language. In: The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Wiley, pp. 1071-1080. ISBN 9781118396988

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    The Irish language has been the main but never the sole means of communication on the island of Ireland from the dawn of history until the beginning of the modern period when it began to be superseded by English. Over the more than 1500 years of its written attestation, it has undergone substantial changes in its grammatical and lexical aspects, partly reflecting its changing sociolinguistic and cultural role.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Irishness; language; linguistics; Chronologicon Hibernicum;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Celtic Studies > Early Irish (Sean Ghaeilge)
    Item ID: 12890
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    Depositing User: Prof. David Stifter
    Date Deposited: 07 May 2020 10:08
    Journal or Publication Title: The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: European Research Council
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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