|Title:||Protecting Endangered Languages: The Case of Irish (2017)|
|Authors:||Lan LI, Author ; Cathal MACSWINEY BRUGHA, Author ; Mary GALLAGHER, Author|
|In :||Studies in Arts and Humanities (Vol 3 n2 2017 issue 2)|
|Article on page:||p. 115-139|
Languages should be seen as vectors of continuity and of connection with a specific identity, a specific past and a specific place. Ultimately, as English becomes increasingly and even exclusively vehicular, 'non-global’ languages like Irish will be valued as embodying community and relational values, and as channels serving people's inter-communication, connectedness and development – at deeper levels than the physical, political and economic.