Jailtacht

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

by Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost (Author)

Description
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
  • Pub date: May 2012
  • English
  • 9780708324967 / 0708324967
  • United Kingdom
  • Paperback
  • Primary Price: 19.99 GBP
  • Pages: 280
  • University of Wales Press
  • Readership: Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: by Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost.
  • Page size: 23
  • Series: None
  • Reference Code: BDZ0016927252