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Is there Hiberno-English on them?

Hiberno-English in Modern Irish Literature: The Use of Dialect in Joyce, O’Brien, Shaw and Friel

by Gisela Zingg (Author)
©2013 Thesis 322 Pages

Summary

This book studies the uses of the dialect known as Hiberno-English in the works of several canonical Irish writers of the twentieth century: James Joyce, Flann O’Brien, George Bernard Shaw and Brian Friel. Irish writers of this period faced the challenge of creating a literature in English that would be independent of the English literary tradition. The use of Hiberno-English is both a literary device and a practice that bears on the question of an Irish national identity.
This work examines above all the uses of Hiberno-English as a literary device. One of the potential functions of a literary text is to call into question received ideas, and the texts discussed here do this with the help of Hiberno-English. Here, this dialect stands as a form of authenticity which is questioned and through which received ideas are criticised.
This book also contains a large corpus whose primary purpose is to record the abundance of Hiberno-English in the works under review. The corpus provides a gloss and outlines the grammatical and phonetic features of Hiberno-English.

Details

Pages
322
Year
2013
ISBN (PDF)
9783035105926
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034314237
DOI
10.3726/978-3-0351-0592-6
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (November)
Keywords
tradition identity ideas
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 322 pp.

Biographical notes

Gisela Zingg (Author)

Gisela Zingg graduated from the University of Geneva, Switzerland where she has also worked as a teaching assistant, lecturing, among other things, on Irish literature. Her main areas of interest are linguistic aspects of literature, especially Irish literature, and language behaviour in multilingual contexts.

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