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    History of Irish English

early 14c Kildare Poems were probably composed somewhere in the east coast of Ireland, between Dublin and Waterford.

1366 Statutes of Kilkenny A set of laws which, among many other things, proscribed the use of Irish by the Anglo-Normans in Ireland and insisted that they use English. In order to be understood, the statutes were written in French. In the event they were quite ineffectual.

1577 Richard Stanyhurst's Treatise containing a Plaine and Perfect Description of Ireland appeared in Holinshed's Chronicles (1577). It contains the first references to the dialect of Forth and Bargy.

1589 Captain Thomas Stukeley, the earliest dramatic piece satirising the use of English by the Irish, appears anonymously.

1735 Jonathan Swift Dialogue in Hybernian stile between A & B, a parody of the speech of a rural planter and an urban dweller.

1781 Thomas Sheridan A rhetorical grammar of the English language A prescriptive work which contains an appendix suggesting corrections to Irish 'mispronunciations of English'.

1788 Charles Vallancey published a glossary of some 28 pages containing words in the dialect of Forth and Bargy, Co Wexford.

1801 Castle Rackrent by Maria Edgeworth, considered the first regional novel in English is published. Many Irish features are to be found in the speech of the main character Thady Quirk, an old retainer who recounts the story of the Rackrents.

1802 Richard and Maria Edgeworth Essay on Irish Bulls

1807 Jacob Poole published a glossary of words from Forth and Bargy; considerably more comprehensive than that of Vallancey.

1845 John Donovan Grammar of Irish, the first modern description of the language appears.

1860 David Patterson The provincialisms of Belfast and the surrounding districts pointed out and corrected... appears. This is an important source of features of Belfast in the nineteenth century.

1867 William Barnes published an edition of Poole glossary of Forth and Bargy with some introductory notes.

1910 Patrick W. Joyce English as we speak it in Ireland. This is the first full length monograph on Irish English. The introductory sections on pronunciation and grammar still have a certain value. The part dealing with vocabulary is of less interest today.

1913 Holger Pedersen Vergleichende Grammatik der keltischen Sprachen

1927 James Jeremiah Hogan The English language in Ireland a philological work on the development of Irish English since the Middle Ages appears.

1932 Thomas F. O'Rahilly Irish dialects past and present is published which contains references to English in the south-east of the country.

1946 English translation of Rudolf Thurneysen A grammar of Old Irish published in Dublin.

1964 George Brendan Adams (ed.) Ulster dialects

1977 Diarmuid Ó Muirithe (ed.) The English language in Ireland

1979 Alan J. Bliss Spoken English in Ireland 1600-1740

1980 Lesley Milroy Language and social networks (2nd edition 1987)

1981 James Milroy Regional accents of English: Belfast

1981 Michael V. Barry (ed.) Aspects of English dialects in Ireland, Vol. 1. Papers arising from the Tape-Recorded Survey of Hiberno-English Speech

1985 John Harris Phonological variation and change

1985 Dónall Ó Baoill (ed.) Papers on Irish English

1986 John Harris, David Little and David Singleton (eds) Perspectives on the English language in Ireland. Proceedings of the first symposium on Hiberno-English, Dublin 1985

1990 Terence P. Dolan (ed.) The English of the Irish

1996 Alison Henry Belfast English and Standard English. Dialect variation and parameter setting

1997 Jeffrey Kallen (ed.) Focus on Ireland

1997 Hildegard Tristram (ed.) Celtic Englishes. Proceedings of the Potsdam Colloquium on Celtic Englishes, 28-30 September 1995.

1998 Terence P. Dolan A dictionary of Hiberno-English

1999 James P. Mallory (ed.) Language in Ulster.

1999 Markku Filppula The grammar of Irish English. Language in Hibernian style.

2000 Tony Crowley The politics of language in Ireland, 1366-1922.

2000 Hildegard Tristram (ed.) Celtic Englishes II. Proceedings of the Second Potsdam Colloquium on Celtic Englishes

2001 John Kirk and Dónall Ó Baoill (eds) Language links. The languages of Scotland and Ireland.

2001 Kevin McCafferty Ethnicity and language change. English in (London)Derry, Northern Ireland.

2002 Raymond Hickey A Source Book for Irish English.

2002 John M. Kirk and Dónall P. Ó Baoill (eds) Travellers and their Language.

2003 Hildegard Tristram (ed.) Celtic Englishes III. Proceedings of the Third Potsdam Colloquium on Celtic Englishes

2004 Raymond Hickey A Sound Atlas of Irish English.

2005 Anne Barron and Klaus P. Schneider The Pragmatics of Irish English.

2005 Tony Crowley. Wars of Words: The Politics of Language in Ireland 1537-2004.

2005 Raymond Hickey Dublin English. Evolution and Change.

2006 Hildegard Tristram (ed.) Celtic Englishes IV. Proceedings of the Fourth Potsdam Colloquium on Celtic Englishes

2006 Michael MontgomeryFrom Ulster to America. The Scotch-Irish heritage of American English.

2007 Raymond Hickey Irish English. History and Present-day Forms.

2008 Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola and Heli Paulasto 2008. English and Celtic in Contact.

2008 Joan O’Sullivan ‘Talkin’ Different’: Linguistic Diversity and the Irish Traveller Minority.

2009 Séamas Moylan. Southern Irish English: Review and Exemplary Texts.

2009 Shane Walshe Irish English as Represented in Films.

2010 Karen Corrigan Irish English. Vol. 1: Northern Ireland.

2010 Carolina Amador-Moreno An Introduction to Irish English.

2011 Raymond Hickey (ed.) Irish English in Today’s World. Special issue of English Today.

2013 Jeffrey L. Kallen Irish English, Vol. 2. The Republic of Ireland.

2014 James Fenton. The Hamely Tongue. A Personal Record of Ulster-Scots in County Antrim. Fourth edition.

2016 Arne Peters Linguistic Change in Galway City English. A variationist sociolinguistic study of (th) and (dh) in Urban Western Irish English.

2016 Raymond Hickey (ed.) Sociolinguistics in Ireland.

2016 Carolina P. Amador-Moreno, Kevin McCafferty and Elaine Vaughan (eds) Pragmatic Markers in Irish English.

2017 Raymond Hickey and Elaine Vaughan (ed.) Irish English. Special issue of World Englishes..

Note. Full bibliographical information on the above items can be found in A Source Book for Irish English (Hickey 2002) along with the online update service.