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Irish accent and Irish language

Linguist/ethnographer Madeleine Adkins recommends the following items to fellow linguists.

Saoirse Ronan tries to teach Stephen Colbert to speak with an Irish accent in this clip from The Late Show. According to Adkins, “This clip is jam-packed with language ideologies. It might be useful to analyze in class or as an assignment.”


This piece from the PRI radio program The World gives an overview of the history of the Irish language, including recent work on revitalization. It features an interview with linguist Jim McCloskey.