New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices


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New Speakers of Minority Languages: Linguistic Ideologies and Practices (PDF) represents the primary assortment specifically dedicated to New Speaker Studies; concentrating on language ideologies and practices of audio system in a variety of minority language communities. Over 13 chapters; it employs the brand new speaker lens to analyze not solely linguistic points; equivalent to language change and variation; phonetics; language acquisition; morphosyntax; code-switching; but in addition sociolinguistic points; equivalent to integration; legitimacy; and motivation in language studying and use. Besides encompassing a variety of languages – Basque; Galician; Giernesiei Breton; Irish; Scottish Gaelic; and Welsh – and their completely different sociolinguistic circumstances; the chapters additionally cowl a collection of interactional settings: institutional settings; media; and the house area; and additionally completely different contexts for turning into a brand new speaker of a minority language; equivalent to by way of schooling or by migration. This assortment exhibits an output by a vigorous community of researchers: it’s going to attraction to researchers; lecturers; and postgraduate college students working within the area of sociolinguistics; language coverage; utilized linguistics; and these working inside minority language communities.


The ebook is obviously written for graduate students and researchers; but the issues discussed throughout may also be of interest to a broader readership; mainly language activists and language teachers. … Overall; this ebook makes an important contribution to the literature. … Many of the issues treated in this collection will be known to scholars of language contact and shift; but the chapters offer a new perspective on many of them.” — Colin J. Flynn; Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development; December 26; 2019

It is the first ebook on new speakers that examines the practical implications of new speaker theory on populations and includes quantitative studies into a largely qualitative field. … most of the more predominant voices in new speaker theory are present in the ebook; this volume is sure to become crucial reading for all those with interest in this developing field; particularly concerning minority languages.” — Deirdre A. Dunlevy; Language Policy; Vol. 18; 2019

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Cassie Smith-Christmas, Noel P. O Murchadha, Michael Hornsby, Mairead Moriarty


Palgrave Macmillan




316 pages






1137575573; 1137575581


9781137575579/ 9781137575586

Table of contents

Table of contents :
Front Matter ….Pages i-xxi
New Speakers, Familiar Concepts? (Noel P. Ó Murchadha, Michael Hornsby, Cassie Smith-Christmas, Máiréad Moriarty)….Pages 1-22
New Gaelic Speakers, New Gaels? Ideologies and Ethnolinguistic Continuity in Contemporary Scotland (Stuart Dunmore)….Pages 23-44
‘We’re Not Fully Welsh’: Hierarchies of Belonging and ‘New’ Speakers of Welsh (Charlotte Selleck)….Pages 45-65
‘We Don’t Say It Like That’: Language Ownership and (De)Legitimising the New Speaker (Julia Sallabank, Yan Marquis)….Pages 67-90
Identities and New Speakers of Minority Languages: A Focus on Galician (Bernadette O’Rourke, Fernando Ramallo)….Pages 91-109
Double New Speakers? Language Ideologies of Immigrant Students in Galicia (Nicola Bermingham)….Pages 111-130
Land, Language and Migration: World War II Evacuees as New Speakers of Scottish Gaelic (Cassie Smith-Christmas)….Pages 131-149
The Ideological Construction of Boundaries Between Speakers, and Their Varieties (Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin)….Pages 151-164
New Basques and Code-Switching: Purist Tendencies, Social Pressures (Hanna Lantto)….Pages 165-187
New Speakers and Language in the Media: Audience Design in Breton and Irish Broadcast Media (Stefan Moal, Noel P. Ó Murchadha, John Walsh)….Pages 189-212
Linguistic Innovation Among Glasgow Gaelic New Speakers (Claire Nance)….Pages 213-230
Verbal Lenition Among Young Speakers of Breton: Acquisition and Maintenance (Holly J. Kennard)….Pages 231-252
New Speakers, Potential New Speakers, and Their Experiences and Abilities in Scottish Gaelic (Nicola Carty)….Pages 253-270
New Speakers and Linguistic Practices: Contexts, Definitions, and Issues (David Atkinson)….Pages 271-282
Reflections on New Speaker Research and Future Trajectories (Cassie Smith-Christmas, Noel P. Ó Murchadha)….Pages 283-288
Back Matter ….Pages 289-295

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