Mairéad Moriarty

Súil Eile. Media, sociolinguistic change and the Irish Language

1 Introduction

Súil Eile is an Irish language expression which means ‘a different view’, and the aim of this chapter is to offer a difference perspective on the nature of the relationship between media, minority languages and sociolinguistic change. The chapter shares with recent research the idea that the media is a site for the (re) production of language ideologies through it’s valorization of alternative and/ or new linguistic practice (Androutsopoulos 2009). It will address the gap in minority language studies in this regard by focusing on the consequences for language revitalization. In exploring this relationship the chapter engages with a number of theories ...

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