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The Grammar of Irish English: Language in Hibernian Style
     

The Grammar of Irish English: Language in Hibernian Style

by Markku Filppula
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415145244
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics Series
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

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