The Canadian Association for Irish Studies / LAssociation canadienne détudes irlandaises
Saint Marys University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
May 26-29 mai 2004
Mother Tongues: The Languages of Ireland
The major focus at CAIS 2004 will be on the importance and role of language in the Irish experience. To that end, the Conference Programme Committee invites proposals for papers that deal with or touch on any related area. Subjects for consideration include:
The historical context (Irish, Latin, Norse, Hiberno-French, English, Hiberno-English and Ulster Scots)
The contemporary situation (Irish, English, Ulster Scots, bilingualism, new immigrants, post-Good Friday Agreement, the European context, Shelta (Gammon/ Cant), language as a code or badge of identity in Northern Ireland, the politics of language in Ireland)
Comparative research, e.g., Ireland and Canada
The influence of immigrants from Ireland on language in Canada (e.g., the Irish in Newfoundland, the Miramichi (New Brunswick) or the Ottawa Valley)
Creative literature: translating the literature of Ireland (e.g., from Irish to English; from Irish or English to other languages); and attempts, thematically or textually, to deal with language issues or related topics
Language and political, social or cultural discourse in contemporary Ireland
Please note that the CAIS Conference Programme Committee also welcomes proposals for conference papers and panels on other themes and topics.
Conference presenters must be members of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies.
Please send short abstracts (c. 125 words) by 15th January 2004 by mail to:
Pádraig Ó Siadhail
DArcy McGee Chair of Irish Studies
Saint Marys University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 3C3
Fax: (902) 420-5110
Or by e-mail to: email@example.com.