Gaeilge: A Radical Revolution

by Caoimhín De Barra


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Genre:Irish Interest / Irish Language Books



As a historian of languages and someone who learned Irish as an adult, Caoimh!n De Barra offers both academic and personal insights into Ireland’s complex relationship with its national language. This book explains why most people don’t learn Irish at school, where the deep hatred some have for the language comes from, and how people who want to learn Irish can do so successfully. Drawing upon the history of other minority languages around the world, De Barra demonstrates why current efforts to promote Irish are doomed to fail, and proposes a radical solution for how to revive An Ghaeilge so it can again become the first language of the Irish people.

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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm