"It's not really a nickname, it's a method": Local names, state intimates, and kinship register in the Irish Gaeltacht

Title:
"It's not really a nickname, it's a method": Local names, state intimates, and kinship register in the Irish Gaeltacht
Authors:
Lele, Veerendra
Citation:
Lele, Veerendra. "'it's Not really a Nickname, it's a Method': Local Names, State Intimates, and Kinship Register in the Irish Gaeltacht." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 19.1 (2009): 101-116.
Publisher:
Journal of Linguistic Anthropology
DATE ISSUED:
Jun-2009
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5033; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
Naming systems in Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) communities in western Ireland produce different sociolinguistic registers. I argue that the use of a person's ainm aitiuil ("local name") establishes and enlists a generalized register of kinship and social intimacy in the Gaeltacht. Local agents of the state ("state intimates") articulate local names with official state-recognized names, operating between the registers these names represent. The ways in which local names are used, the knowledge about persons they produce, and the social relations they represent draw together personal identity, spoken practice, and kinship values in this particular Gaeltacht community.
ISSN:
10551360
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Publications

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dc.contributor.authorLele, Veerendraen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T18:41:42Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:06:38Z-
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dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:06:38Z-
dc.date.created2009-06en
dc.date.issued2009-06en
dc.identifier.citationLele, Veerendra. "'it's Not really a Nickname, it's a Method': Local Names, State Intimates, and Kinship Register in the Irish Gaeltacht." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 19.1 (2009): 101-116.en_US
dc.identifier.issn10551360en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5033en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionNaming systems in Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) communities in western Ireland produce different sociolinguistic registers. I argue that the use of a person's ainm aitiuil ("local name") establishes and enlists a generalized register of kinship and social intimacy in the Gaeltacht. Local agents of the state ("state intimates") articulate local names with official state-recognized names, operating between the registers these names represent. The ways in which local names are used, the knowledge about persons they produce, and the social relations they represent draw together personal identity, spoken practice, and kinship values in this particular Gaeltacht community.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Linguistic Anthropologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.title"It's not really a nickname, it's a method": Local names, state intimates, and kinship register in the Irish Gaeltachten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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