Irish Travellers' Shelta - A Future Language or a Future for the Language

Irish Travellers' Shelta - A Future Language or a Future for the Language

Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2.0, University of Potsdam (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, abstract: Around 86.000 Irish Travellers live all over the world and define themselves by an unusual and unique lifestyle. They see themselves as a distinct ethnic group that lives within settled society. This view is underlined by a language that is only spoken amongst the members of the travelling community. Shelta - a language which strongly withholds the grip of linguistic researchers until today and which also protects its speakers and the community's identity from non-acceptance and feelings of inferiority. In advance I have to make clear that many - though interesting - but conflicting assumptions have been made on Irish Travellers and have yet to be proven. Not only more research has to be done in order to discover the roots of Travellers and their language, but also a way has to be found to make it possible for Irish Travellers to feel like a part of the society they live in. In my paper I will briefly introduce the most important issues on Irish Travellers, go more into detail concerning the use and the structure of Shelta, and discuss the assumptions on its origin and value.

  • Brand: Reid Aria
  • ASIN: 3656392447

Canting with Cauley: A Glossary of Travellers' Cant/ Gammon

Canting with Cauley: A Glossary of Travellers' Cant/ Gammon

A dictionary of Irish Travellers' hidden language.

  • ASIN: 1899047123

Irish Traveller Language: An Ethnographic and Folk Linguistic Exploration (Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities)

Irish Traveller Language: An Ethnographic and Folk Linguistic Exploration (Palgrave Studies in Minority Languages and Communities)

This book explores the Irish Traveller community through an ethnographic and folk linguistic lens. It sheds new light on Irish Traveller language, commonly referred to as Gammon or Cant, an integral part of the community’s cultural heritage that has long been viewed as a form of secret code. The author addresses Travellers’ metalinguistic and ideological reflections on their language use, providing deep insights into the culture and values of community members, and into their perceived social reality in wider society. In doing so, she demonstrates that its interrelationship with other cultural elements means that the language is in a constant flux, and by analysing speakers’ experiences of language in action, provides a dynamic view of language use. The book takes the reader on a journey through oral history, language naming practices, ideologies of languageness and structure, descriptions of language use and contexts, negotiations of the ‘authentic’ Cant, and Cant as ‘identity’. Based on a two-year ethnographic fieldwork project in a Traveller Training Centre in the West of Ireland, this book will appeal to students and scholars of sociolinguistics, language in society, language ideology, folk linguistics, minority communities and languages, and cultural and lingui...

  • ASIN: 3319767135

The secret languages of Ireland, with special reference to the origin and nature of the Shelta language, partly based upon collections and manuscripts of the late John Sampson

The secret languages of Ireland, with special reference to the origin and nature of the Shelta language, partly based upon collections and manuscripts of the late John Sampson

  • ASIN: 0841461155

Secret Languages of Ireland

Secret Languages of Ireland

Originally published in 1937, this highly influential book examines the 'secret' languages of Ireland, particularly the Shelta tongue spoken by Irish Travellers, and the various written and spoken forms of Ogham. An appendix at the back allows for the translation of certain English words into a variety of languages, such as Bog-Latin and Bēarlagair na Sāer. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Ireland and the historical languages of its people.

  • ASIN: 040417566X

An Irish Traveller Pavee Cant (gammon/shelta) Dictionary

An Irish Traveller Pavee Cant (gammon/shelta) Dictionary

The dictionary consists of over 1800 Pavee Cant words listed as Cant-English and English-Cant. Bearing in mind this is regarded as a 'secret' language, it is differentiated into words known to have been in use in Victorian times but not confirmed since, in the 1960s and not since confirmed and today.

  • ASIN: 190341878X

Irish Travellers' Shelta - A Future Language or a Future for the Language by Aria Reid (2013-09-27)

Irish Travellers' Shelta - A Future Language or a Future for the Language by Aria Reid (2013-09-27)

  • ASIN: B01FEP3MJ6

The Secret Lanuages Of Ireland With Special Reference to The Origin and Nature of The Shelta Language Partly Based Upon Collections and Manuscripts of the Late John Sampson,

The Secret Lanuages Of Ireland With Special Reference to The Origin and Nature of The Shelta Language Partly Based Upon Collections and Manuscripts of the Late John Sampson,

Green cloth, gilt titles on spine, spine has some fading, small ripple to surface of cloth on rear board, ex community library stamp on ffep, written ref on half title, else very clean text block, 284pp, dust dulled fore edge

  • ASIN: B003TT2WE6

The Secret Languages of Ireland: Ogham, Hisperic, Bearlagair Na Saer, Bog-Latin, and Cryptography, with special reference to the origin and nature of the Shelta Language partly based upon collections and manuscripts of the late John Sampson

The Secret Languages of Ireland: Ogham, Hisperic, Bearlagair Na Saer, Bog-Latin, and Cryptography, with special reference to the origin and nature of the Shelta Language partly based upon collections and manuscripts of the late John Sampson

  • ASIN: 9060222768

The secret languages of Ireland, with special reference to the origin and nature of the Shelta language, partly based upon collections and manuscripts of the late John Sampson

The secret languages of Ireland, with special reference to the origin and nature of the Shelta language, partly based upon collections and manuscripts of the late John Sampson

  • ASIN: B007R075VI
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