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Guest blog with Alex Hijmans – Another set of eyes 15 September 2014 – Posted in: Uncategorised

A panel of helpful readers can be a valuable asset during the editing process, but writers should be careful about selecting them, Alex Hijmans writes in the ninth episode of his monthly guest blog on creative writing. Agus an scríbhneoir i mbun eagarthóireachta, tiocfaidh an pointe nach mbeidh de dhifríocht idir leagan amháin den saothar atá idir lámha aige agus an chéad leagan eile ach cúpla camóg. Nuair a bhainimse an pointe sin amach, tá… Continue reading

Ár dTéarmaí Féin – Fidelma Ní Ghallchobhair (Cois Life, 2014) 7 September 2014 – Posted in: Uncategorised

 This work traces the history and development of terminology in the Irish language from ancient times to the present day in a way that is accessible to all. The influence of other language on Irish in terms of the language’s systems of devising words and dealing with loans-words and the impetus behind modern terminology in Irish are explored and the principles of terminologival work are set in an international context. The everyday, practical work of…

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Rogha Alt by Liam Ó Muirthile – Posted in: Uncategorised

Rogha Alt Whether one regards the literary essay as art or craft, Liam Ó Muirthile has shown himself to be a master of this particular form. These essays were first published between 1989 and 2003 in Ó Muirthile’s column for The Irish Times, ‘An Peann Coitianta’, and are regarded as classics.  Although written a number of years ago, these essays could be said to exemplify an idealised form of contemporary media practice in that they are…

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New Book: Téarmaíocht Ghaeilge na hAthbheochana 1 September 2014 – Posted in: Uncategorised

This work gives an account of Irish-language terminology during the Revival until 1927 when the Department of Education of the Irish Free State established the terminology committee. The role and status of Irish as a national language and its influence on the views of the Irish-language community regarding the language and terminology itself are also looked at. A wide range of the original articles and sources are included in the work – which greatly contributes…

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