The Irish Language in the United States: A Historical, Sociolinguistic, and Applied Linguistic Survey

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The Irish Language in the United States

A HISTORICAL, SOCIOLINGUISTIC, AND APPLIED LINGUISTIC SURVEY

Edited by Thomas W. Ihde

BERGIN & GARVEY Westport, Connecticut • London

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Part I- Scholarly Articles 1
  • 1: The Irish Language in America 3
  • 2- Douglas Hyde and the United States 9
  • 3- The Irish Language in Pennsylvania 18
  • Conclusion 25
  • Notes 25
  • Notes 26
  • 4- Irish as an American Ethnic Language 27
  • 5- A Native Speaker in the United States: Pádruig Mac A' Ghoill Discusses the Popularity And Teaching of Irish 41
  • Notes 55
  • Notes 56
  • 6- Emigrant Letters from The Donegal Gaeltacht 57
  • 7- A Survey of Irish Usage Among Immigrants in the United States 67
  • Conclusion 76
  • References 76
  • 8- Irish-Language Students: Needs and Goals 77
  • Note 84
  • References 84
  • 9- Irish-Language Acquisition: Teaching Materials and Approaches 86
  • Note 92
  • References 92
  • 10- The Communicative Approach: Theory, Materials, and Assessment 94
  • References 113
  • 11- Teaching Irish in California: A Personal, Sociolinguistic, And Applied Linguistic Retrospective 115
  • Conclusion 127
  • Note 127
  • References 127
  • Part II- Personal Essays 129
  • 12- "Gaeltacht Weekends" 131
  • 13- The Gaelic League: Pittsburgh Branch 133
  • 14- Teaching Irish to Americans In Milwaukee 135
  • 15- Irish-Language Mass 137
  • 16- An Teanga Mharthanach-- The Dream and the Vision 139
  • 17- Teaching the Irish Language in The New York Area 142
  • 18- Our Own Language 144
  • Glossary 149
  • Bibliography 153
  • Index 161
  • About the Editor and Contributors 165
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