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Identity, place and legitimate language: a comparative study of language attitudes among teenagers in two Irish-medium schools

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This thesis explores how teenagers in two Irish-medium secondary schools see their relationship with Irish. It is based on research conducted in the school year 2017-2018, involving both participant observation and focus groups.

Ireland’s language policy has long distinguished between ‘Gaeltacht’ areas, where Irish remains the main community language, and the rest of the country, where English is the community language. Research suggests a sharp decline in the level of use of Iris...

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HUMS
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Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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Travelling Studentship
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Clarendon Scholar (funding actually awarded via Balliol College Foley Bejar scholarship)
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Foley-Bejar scholarship
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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