Jailtacht
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Jailtacht

The Irish Laguage, Symbolic Power and Political Violence in Northern Ireland, 1972-2008

Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost (Author)

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Using research methods and techniques, the author closely analyses the emergence of the Irish language amongst republican prisoners and ex prisoners in Northern Ireland from the 1970’s up until the present. This pioneering study shows how the language was used exclusively in parts of the prison, despite the efforts of the prison authorities to suppress the language, and the dramatic impact this had on Irish society. Drawing on interviews with the prisoners, and various other materials, Mac Giolla Chriost shows how these developments gave rise to the popular coinage of the term ‘Jailtacht’, a deformation of ‘Gaeltacht’ - the official Irish-speaking district of the Republic of Ireland, to describe this unique linguistic phenomenon.
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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
Professional and scholarly
Responsibility
by Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost.
Publisher / Imprint
University of Wales Press
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9780708324967 / 0708324967
Format
Paperback
Published Date
May 2012
Primary Price
19.99 GBP
Pages
280
Page size
23
Series
None
Reference Code
BDZ0016927252