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Ó hIfearnáin, Tadhg. 2013. Family language policy, first language Irish speaker attitudes and community-based response to language shift. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 34 (4) : 348–365.
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This article deals with the intricate and sometimes equivocal attitudes of (Múscraí and Corca Dhuibhne) Gaeltacht Irish speakers towards Irish intergenerational transmission, describing a current in-group initiative to back Irish-language socialisation and some of the challenges met with in convincing Irish speakers of the benefits of an all-Irish household approach to language maintenance.