The Influence of Outside Languages on Catalan and Irish

5 pages | 1230 words

This essay looks at the positions of Catalan and Irish in relation to outside influence. It discusses how the standard forms of these languages are based on the spoken forms in the capital cities, which are influenced by the dominant language. This has led to a situation where the spoken forms of these languages in their respective countries are not as representative of their real identities as they should be.