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Language and Poverty

The Persistence of Scottish Gaelic in Eastern Canada

By Gilbert Foster
Categories: Cultural Studies, History, North Atlantic European Studies
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 37
Paperback : 9780919666627, 138 pages, April 1988


Gilbert Foster looks at the cultural survival of minority populations and stresses the importance of maintaining a tradition of literacy. Focussing on the influence of Scottish Gaelic in Eastern Canada.


". ..real scholarship displayed. ..The ability to combine understanding of Irish and Scots seventeenth century history with North American contemporary experience is not common. ..Its relevance to Atlantic Canada is obvious. "

- Dan McInnes, St. Francis Xavier University

Language and Poverty traces an interesting history of the Gaelic languages, and will be of interest to a general audience concerned with the struggles of minorities to retain their identity and language. ”

- Jo-Anne Fiske, Canadian Ethnic Studies