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The Celtic Languages in the Age of Globalisation

Bissell, Christopher (2016). The Celtic Languages in the Age of Globalisation. In: Images of Europe: Past, Present and Future, Universidade Católica Editora, Porto, pp. 719–728.

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Abstract

This paper examines the current situation of the insular Celtic languages in the UK and the Republic of Ireland as affected by recent developments in globalization and devolution. After a brief historical account, the current situation is reviewed with reference to education in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. The general influence of Celtic-language media is discussed, with particular reference to recent developments in ICT, including the World Wide Web. It is concluded that, although no panacea for endangered minority ethnic languages, Internet access and the social media offer a degree of hope.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
ISBN: 989-8366-82-6, 978-989-8366-82-5
Extra Information: An expanded version of this paper appeared in Russian as oro entry http://oro.open.ac.uk/45104/, including a full pdf download of the English original
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 45297
Depositing User: Christopher Bissell
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 16:58
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 11:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45297
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