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New speakers of Irish: shifting boundaries across time and space
(De Gruyter Open, 2014-12-18)
While traditional Irish-speaking communities continue to decline, the number of second-language speakers outside of the Gaeltacht has increased. Of the more than one and half million speakers of Irish just over 66,000 now ...
‘New speakers’ of Irish in the United States: practices and motivations
(De Gruyter, 2015-05-28)
This paper examines the experiences and motivations of 'new speakers' of Irish in the United States. 'New speakers' of Irish refer to those whose first language is not Irish but who use the language regularly and fluently. ...
National identity and belonging among gay ‘new speakers’ of Irish
(John Benjamins Publishing, 2019-03)
New speakers refer to people who use a language regularly but are not traditional native speakers of that language. Although this discussion has been going on for some time in other sub-disciplines of linguistics, it ...