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Guide to the Bruce Boling Irish Language Papers
||Boling, Bruce D., (Bruce Dwight)
||Bruce Boling Irish Language Papers
||Bruce D. Boling is a linguist, historian, and librarian whose research focused on
the Irish language with specific emphasis on the English dialects spoken in Ulster.
He also collaborated with historian Kerby A. Miller on several projects related to
Irish immigration history, including
Irish Immigrants in the Land of Canaan: Letters and Memoirs from Colonial and Revolutionary
America, 1675-1815. This collection documents Bruce Boling's research on the Irish language. Materials
include maps, memoranda, correspondence, transcriptions and annotations of research
material, journal articles on various aspects of linguistics, and original writing
concerning aspects of English and Irish language dialects in Ulster. The collection
provides resource materials not only on the history of Irish immigration and the changing
nature of regional linguistic patterns, but also the way in which social scientists
interrogate the intersection between linguistics and social history. The collection
also documents developments in the field of Irish American historiography, including
Boling's interdisciplinary focus and methodology.
||10.0 linear feet in 9 record cartons and 2 photograph boxes
||Materials are stored off-site and advance notice is required for use. Please contact
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|Language of Materials Note:
||Materials are primarily in English, Irish, and German. Other languages present include
French, Navajo, Russian, and Ukrainian.