Encoding Ireland: Dictionaries and Politics in Irish History

  title={Encoding Ireland: Dictionaries and Politics in Irish History},
  author={T. Crowley},
  pages={119 - 139}
  • T. Crowley
  • Published 7 November 2005
  • History
  • Éire-Ireland
I   to Terry Dolan’s Dictionary of Hiberno-English (), Tom Paulin uses Heaney’s “North” to illustrate the “movement and formation of language” which he characterizes as a matter of historical struggle, “heavy with violence, atavism, the memory of later invasions, and pitched battles.”1 In contrast to this fraught, difficult, unceasing process, the texts which attempt to record its results are optimistic and eirenic: dictionaries “represent peace and plenty, and a delighted… Expand
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