Linguistic Diasporas, Narrative and Performance: The Irish by Sarah O'Brien

By Sarah O'Brien

This booklet explores the present-day Irish Diaspora in Argentina, utilizing oral narrative and a sociolinguistic theoretical framework to attract out the good points that outline modern Hiberno-Argentine identification.  The writer analyzes the spoken stories and discourses of Irish-Argentine descendants to track the socio-political evolution of a bilingual, bicultural group from international battle II to the current day. In so doing, O’Brien unearths a legacy of emigration that's with out precedent within the international Irish Diaspora, and that's deeply suitable to today’s worldwide Irish citizenry in its hard of preconceived notions of what it truly is to be Irish within the New international. in addition to contributing to understandings of an immigrant linguistic trip over 3 generations, the e-book additionally offers a necessary ethnographic portrait of an Irish descendant neighborhood that's aware of its vulnerability and invisibility in an more and more pluralistic South American society. This publication will entice an interdisciplinary viewers together with students of migration, oral background, folklore, bilingualism, reminiscence, sociolinguistics, narrative functionality and Irish Diaspora studies.

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