Crannóga: An Epidemiological Approach to the Gaeltacht


Crannóga: An Epidemiological Approach to the Gaeltacht

By Liam Ó Sé

Johnswood Press, Dublin, Ireland, 2000

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Cén Fáth go n-éiríonn le mionlaigh teanga áirithe agus nach n-éiríonn le cinn eile?  Why do some linguistic Communities fail where others thrive?

Written by public health specialist, Dr. Liam Ó Sé,  Crannóga sets out causes for the decline of spoken Irish, as well as some possible remedies. Ó Sé warns against confusing dying with being dead, leading to the self-fulfilling prophecy of the futility of intervening. His proposals to revive Irish include the acceptance of bilingualism, as well as the formation of new, self-sufficient Gaeltacht communities. He encourages parents to develop Gaeilge ón gcliabhán in their children.

A practicing medical doctor in County Clare, Ó Sé developed a special interest in linguistics and combined this with his professional training and practice in this book, his life’s work.

Book is written in English.

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