Introduction -- Normal people -- New words -- Multilingual children -- Language, neologisms and power -- Hiberno-English -- Computer languages and Irish -- Old Irish, older Irish and Sengoídelc -- Fantasy Island -- Brehon law, Bunreacht Law -- Conclusion.
"What do we talk about when we talk about Irish? When we talk about saving or supporting a language do we mean the musical combination of syllables, or something more profound? How do new words enter a language, and what is the relationship between that strange dialect called Hiberno-English and its parent language? [Thsi book] ... explorss the very new and very old parts of the Irish language from a personal perspective."--Book jacket.