The language of “Ribbonmen”: A CDA approach to identity construction in nineteenth-century Irish English threatening notices

@article{Hattum2017TheLO,
  title={The language of “Ribbonmen”: A CDA approach to identity construction in nineteenth-century Irish English threatening notices},
  author={Marije van Hattum},
  journal={Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics},
  year={2017},
  volume={3},
  pages={241 - 262}
}
  • Marije van Hattum
  • Published 2017
  • Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics
  • Throughout the nineteenth century, the rural midlands of Ireland suffered from agrarian violence and intimidation through threatening notices. In the minds of the authorities, these outrages were committed by members of a secret society, called the “Ribbon Society”, which was deemed to be the embodiment of a nation-wide conspiracy of Irish Catholics to exterminate all Protestants in the country (Beames 1982). However, present-day historians are divided in their opinion on the existence of such… CONTINUE READING

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