The Grammar of Irish English
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The Grammar of Irish English : Language in Hibernian Style

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Irish English, also termed 'Anglo-Irish' or 'Hiberno-English', as in this book, is not usually perceived as having a grammatical system of its own. Markku Filppula here challenges this misconception and offers a descriptive and contact-linguistic account of the grammar of Hiberno-English. Drawing on a wide range of authentic materials documenting Hiberno-English dialects past and present Filppula examines: * the most distinctive grammatical features of these dialects * relationships with earlier and other regional varieties of English * the continuing influence of the Irish language on Hiberno-English * similarities between Hiberno-English and other Celtic-influenced varieties of English spoken in Scotland and Wales The Grammar of Irish English is a comprehensive empirical study which will be an essential reference for scholars of Hiberno-English and of value to all those working in the field of Germanic linguistics.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 18.8mm | 476g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 21 black & white tables
  • 1138868477
  • 9781138868472

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. The English Language in Ireland 3. Major Issues in the Study of Hiberno-English 4. Databases and Methods 5. The Noun Phrase 6. The Verb Phrase 7. Questions, Responses, and Negation 8. The Complex Sentence 9. Prepositional Usage 10. Focusing Devices 11. Discussion and Conclusionsshow more

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