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English Loanwords of Irish Origin in the 1850s-1920s
Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication
Loanwords are an integral part of any language, and, therefore, they attract the attention of a large number of researchers. However, at the moment, there are only a small number of works on the topic of borrowed words from Celtic languages (in particular, Irish) to the English language. This bachelor’s thesis provides the analysis of the borrowings from the Irish language of the 1850s-1920s, during the Irish Home Rule movement. The main purpose of this study is to trace the relationship between historical events and borrowed words that appeared in the language at the same time. The results show that the dependence exists, but a small one (out of 100% of the analyzed words, only 5.3% are directly related to historical events). Nevertheless, the historical and political events still influenced the general interest in Irish culture, history, arts, and social structure.