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Wars of WordsThe Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004$
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Tony Crowley

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273430

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273430.001.0001

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Post-Agreement Script: writers and the language questions

Post-Agreement Script: writers and the language questions

(p.207) CHAPTER EIGHT Post-Agreement Script: writers and the language questions
Wars of Words

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The final chapter of this book briefly considers the way in which a select number of writers have used the linguistic wealth of the island of Ireland to pose and interrogate the question of the language. Particular attention is paid to the work of contemporary poets writing in Gaelic, English, Hiberno-English, and Ulster-Scots. But the fact that Ireland and Northern Ireland are now multi-cultural societies (there are more than thirty language communities in Northern Ireland alone) raises another pressing issue: is the cultural model which has lasted for so long in the island of Ireland, one which conceives of culture in terms of the clash of two or perhaps three traditions, a model which matches what Friel calls the ‘landscape of fact’ in the new social formations which are emerging on either side of the border?

Keywords:   Gaelic, English, Hiberno-English, Ulster-Scots, multilingualism, culture, tradition, new social formations

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