- In March 2016, Penn State Brandywine Global Programs traveled to Ireland to expand our studies in Linguistics, Human Development, Management, and Kinesiology.
Students in Linguistics 100 (Foundations of Linguistics) documented their travels on social media.
Learn more about future Brandywine Global Programs trips at bw.psu.edu/global-programs or email Dr. Evan Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- We began our linguistic analysis before we even left the US...
- Ireland is a very interesting place, linguistically, both due to the current landscape there, but also due to its history.
We were also visiting during the centennial celebration of the 1916 revolution which resulted in the creation of the modern Irish republic.
- Ireland has it's own variety of English, sometimes known as Hiberno-English.
It has some similarities to British varieties of English, but has also been influenced by the Irish language and other sources.
- Of course, Ireland is also home to the Irish language (sometimes referred to outside of Ireland as Gaelic, and known in Irish as Gaeilge).
Only a small number of people speak Irish natively (as their home language), but due to its cultural importance, it is supported and encouraged by the state, and is a compulsory subject in school.