Undergraduate Course: Modern Irish Texts (CELT10052)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Taught in Gaelic?||Yes
|Summary||This course is an intensive introduction to Modern Irish for students with a good knowledge of Scottish Gaelic. The course begins with a systematic analysis of the linguistic differences between Irish and Scottish Gaelic, principally in relation to grammar but with some attention to phonology. Students are then introduced to a range of Irish texts in a variety of genres, mostly from the 20th and 21st centuries, but with some older material, including texts from the end of the Early Modern period (e.g. Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn). The course provides a foundation for several Honours courses in Celtic, including Irish Poetry 1600-2000 (CELT10015), Early Modern Gaelic Prose (CELT10014), The History of the Gaelic Languages (CELT10024) and The Gaelic Languages: Modernisation and Standardisation (CELT10039).
Weeks 1-4 will consist of a systematic analysis of the linguistic differences between Irish and Scottish Gaelic, principally in relation to grammar but with some attention to phonology. In Weeks 5-10 students are introduced to a range of Irish texts in a variety of genres, mostly from the 20th and 21st centuries, but with some older material, including texts from the end of the Early Modern period (e.g. Keating's Foras Feasa ar Éirinn).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||All visiting students must have a good knowledge of Scottish Gaelic.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||2 language exercises (12.5% each) and one 2-hour final exam (75%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||2:00|
| By the end of this course students will be expected to:
- demonstrate a good understanding of the structural differences between Irish and Scottish Gaelic, especially in relation to noun and verb morphology and to lexis
- demonstrate a good understanding of the principal phonological differences between Scottish Gaelic and Irish (with due attention to dialectal variation in Irish)
- be able to read and critically analyse a range of Modern Irish texts.
|Stenson, Nancy (2008). Basic Irish: A Grammar and Workbook. London: Routledge.|
Stenson, Nancy (2008). Intermediate Irish: A Grammar and Workbook. London: Routledge.
Wong, Donna (2004). A Learner's Guide to Irish. Dublin: Cois Life.
Denvir, Gearóid, et al., eds (2000). Rogha an Chéid. Inverin: Cló Iar-Chonnachta.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Wilson McLeod
Tel: (0131 6)50 3623
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167