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Irish Slang And Unconventional Language

Irish Slang And Unconventional Language

Diarmaid Ó Muirithe

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Slang is the common language of the streets and fields. Ireland, with its interesting mixture of languages and dialects, has a particularly rich store of it.

Slang is the common language of the streets and fields. Ireland, with its interesting mixture of languages and dialects, has a particularly rich store of it. It has fascinated some of our greatest writers, not least Joyce, Flann O' Brien, Behan and Beckett.

Although often thought of as common, slang has in fact made a significant contribution to the distinctive nature of Irish writing as well as to the patterns of ordinary Irish speech.

Diarmaid Ó Muirithe is one of Ireland's leading authorities on slang, cant and demotic language generally. He is certainly the most popular. His columns in the Irish Times and other newspapers and magazines have brought his characteristic mixture of wit, kindness and scholarship lightly worn to a wide audience.

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Author Diarmaid Ó Muirithe
Publisher Gill Books
Publication date 9 Mar 2004
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9780717137282

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