|Bernadette Ní Ruairc|
|Alma mater||Dublin City University|
|Thesis||Attitudes towards minority languages: an investigation of young people's attitudes towards Irish and Galician (2005)|
|Doctoral advisor||Bill Richardson|
Bernadette O'Rourke (also known as Bernie O'Rourke) is an Irish linguist from County Clare. She is currently Professor of Sociolinguistics and Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow and is a specialist in the construction of difference through language and social inequalities. Her research focuses on "neophones" or new speakers of minority languages such as Irish Gaelic and Galician. She has also published and commented on the assumptions of monolinguism in Great Britain, particularly in the context of Brexit, public policy related to minority languages in Ireland, the UK, and Europe.
O'Rourke has taught at the Universidade da Corunha, Dublin City University, NUI Galway and Heriot-Watt University where she has taught Spanish and Sociolinguisitcs. In addition to expertise in Irish Gaelic and Galician, O'Rourke has also promoted the support of Gaelic education in Scotland.
Discover more about Career related topics
- O'Rourke, Bernadette and J. Walsh. New Speakers of Irish in the Global Context. New Revival?. Routledge, 2020. ISBN 9781138243385.
- O'Rourke, Bernadette. Galician and Irish in the European Context: Attitudes Toward Weak and Strong Minority Languages. Palgrave Macmillan: New York, 2011. ISBN 780230574038
Selected journal articles
- O'Rourke, B. and Nandi, A. (2019) New speaker parents as grassroots policy makers in contemporary Galicia: ideologies, management and practices. Language Policy, 18(4), pp. 493-511. doi: 10.1007/s10993-018-9498-y
- Brennan, S. and O'Rourke, B. (2019) Commercialising the cúpla focal: New speakers, language ownership, and the promotion of Irish as a business resource. Language in Society, 48(1), pp. 125-145. doi: 10.1017/S0047404518001148
- O'Rourke, B. , Pujolar, J. and Ramallo, F. (2015) New speakers of minority languages: the challenging opportunity - foreword. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2015(231), pp. 1-20.
- O'Rourke, B. and Walsh, J. (2015) New speakers of Irish: shifting boundaries across time and space. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2015(231), pp. 63-83.
- O'Rourke, B. and Ramallo, F. (2013) Competing ideologies of linguistic authority amongst new speakers in contemporary Galicia. Language in Society, 42(3), pp. 287-305. doi: 10.1017/S0047404513000249
- O'Rourke, B. and Pujolar, J. (2013) From native speakers to “new speakers”: problematizing nativeness in language revitalization contexts. Histoire Épistémologie Langage, 35(2), pp. 47-67.
- O'Rourke, B. (2011) Whose language is it? Struggles for language ownership in an Irish language classroom. Journal of Language, Identity and Education, 10(5), pp. 327-345. doi: 10.1080/15348458.2011.614545
- "Language skills are critical to success in a post-Brexit world Bernadette O'Rourke". The Times (London, England): 30–30. 2017-06-09. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
- "Census shows we must rethink our approach to Irish and the Gaeltacht". The Irish Times. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
- "A new way to attract tourists: fake accents and dying languages". Quartz. 2015-03-27. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
- Concubhar (2018-04-26). "The authority to speak, linquistic intolerance, anonymity and monolingual regimes". Slugger O'Toole. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
- "Gaelic needs a stand-alone school - Wilson McLeod, Bernadette O'Rourke and Rob Dunbar". www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com. 2021-05-17. Retrieved 2022-11-20.
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