Hiberno-English and identity in Joyce’s A Portrait

  title={Hiberno-English and identity in Joyce’s A Portrait},
  author={M. {\'A}ngeles Conde-Parrilla},
  journal={Language and Literature},
  pages={32 - 44}
The present article addresses sociolinguistic issues in a literary context, namely regional variation in James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, a relevant, though not fully analysed, aspect of this novel. By the end of the 19th century most of Ireland was predominantly English speaking, but taking on a foreign language meant for the Irish a form of exile from their own identity, place and history. Revivalist writers responded to such a tension by using Hiberno-English, until it… 
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