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Colm McGinley: Influence or Irish on Spoken English

Thursday, April 9, 2015
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
Austin 163

COLM McGINLEY "Can you dig it?" The influence of Irish on Spoken English

April 9 at 12:30pm, AUST 163

Colm McGinley is UConn’s 2014-15 Fulbright Modern Irish Language Instructor. He is a recent MA graduate whose thesis considered the dialectal impacts of Irish in remote Gaeltacht (historically Irish-speaking) areas in which English is becoming the predominant language. His talk will examine the influence of the Irish language on the English used in Ireland and in English-speaking countries with a large Irish immigrant population, with a focus on the Irish communities that came to North America.



English Department (primary), History Department, Linguistics Department, UConn Master Calendar

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