Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Loreto Todd
    Pages 1-9
  3. Loreto Todd
    Pages 10-17
  4. Loreto Todd
    Pages 18-52
  5. Loreto Todd
    Pages 53-63
  6. Loreto Todd
    Pages 64-84
  7. Loreto Todd
    Pages 85-117
  8. Loreto Todd
    Pages 118-143
  9. Loreto Todd
    Pages 144-147
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 148-193

About this book


The Language of Irish Literature is the first book on the market to discuss Irish Literature in terms of the history of, and the linguistic contacts in, the island. It provides a description of the development of the varieties of English in Ireland, concentrating on the input from Irish Gaelic and Scots as well as English. It examines the history of English in Ireland; the nature of Irish and of Irish Englishes; oral traditions: songs and stories; and the three main literary genres: drama, poetry and prose.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Language of Irish Literature
  • Editors Loreto Todd
  • Series Title The Language of Literature
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1989
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-45415-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-45416-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-19989-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 212
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Comparative Linguistics
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