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Irish Nouns A Reference Guide

Author : Andrew Carnie
ISBN : 0191550159
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book presents the first comprehensive reference on noun declensions in Modern Irish. Whereas traditional descriptions of noun inflection are notoriously complex and filled with exceptions and irregularities, this reference guide provides a systematic and straightforward characterization of nominal paradigms, which also captures important generalizations about the inflection of nouns. Andrew Carnie proposes ten declension classes instead of the traditional five and separates off seven major types of plural formation. He provides fully inflected paradigms for 1200 nouns, and a reference list of 10,000 Irish nouns annotated with their new declension class, their plural type and the form of the genitive singular and common case (nominative) plural. The book also includes parallel information on the inflection of adjectives and prepositions. This unique reference tool will be invaluable not only to language researchers and authors, but to teachers and students of the language, whether they are native speakers or beginners.

Irish Word Forms

Author : Alexey Shibakov
ISBN : 9783737593250
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This is not a usual dictionary, so it doesn’t provide any translations or grammar lessons! It is a compact and structured reference list of approximately 40 000 words of Irish language, together with the grammatical information (e.g. part of speech, gender, declension type, transitivity of verbs, etc.). The book also lists all corresponding word forms (including verbal nouns and adjectives) and directs to their base forms. This book is intended for language learners and linguists who may want to search for unknown word forms. It is recommended to use this book alongside a proper dictionary. Examples of entries: ábhach : {m1} (gs, npl: ^aigh, gpl: ~); ábhach : gpl

The Sound Structure Of Modern Irish

Author : Raymond Hickey
ISBN : 9783110369038
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The Sound Structure of Modern Irish contains essential information about the phonology of modern Irish along with many analyses of general linguistic issues. A major focus of the book is on a typological comparison between Irish and a number of other languages which have functionalised such phenomena as palatalisation and/or initial mutation.

The Dialects Of Irish

Author : Raymond Hickey
ISBN : 9783110238303
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The book offers a comprehensive overview of forms of modern Irish within a general linguistic framework. Starting with information on the sociolinguistics of modern Irish and on the overall sound system of the language, it then proceeds with a tripartite division of the present-day language into northern, western and southern Irish. It gives specific information on the features of each dialect and considers many sub-divisions, using maps and tables to illustrate clearly what is the subject of discussion. There are several innovations in the book, such as a system of lexical sets which facilitate the description and analysis of variation and change in modern Irish. The data for the book stems from recordings of more than 200 speakers and all the statements made about the structure of Irish are based on native speakers' speech samples. These are supplied online with a software interface which allows users to quickly orient themselves among the varieties of Irish via clickable maps. A number of further issues are focused on in the book, such as the possibility of dialect reconstruction and the use of place-name evidence for determining the earlier distribution of Irish. Additional historical and background information is provided so that scholars and students without any previous knowledge of the language can readily grasp the themes and issues discussed.

Agents In Early Welsh And Early Irish

Author : Nicole M?ller
ISBN : 0198235879
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"Dr. Muller has written the book to be accessible to a wide range of scholars and students, including those in linguistics, historical and comparative philology, Celtic studies, and medieval language and literature."--BOOK JACKET.

The Oxford Reference Guide To English Morphology

Author : Laurie Bauer
ISBN : 9780191067648
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This volume presents a data-rich description of English inflection and word-formation. Based on large corpora including the Corpus of Contemporary American English and the British national Corpus, it is the first comprehensive treatment of contemporary English morphology that includes both inflection and word-formation. It covers not only well-studied topics such as compounding, conversion, and the inflection and derivation of nouns and verbs, but also areas that have received less scholarly attention, such as the formation of adjectives, locatives, negatives, evaluatives, neoclassical compounds and blends, among many other topics. Equal wieght is given to form and meaning. The volume also contains sections devoted to phonological and orthographics aspects of morphology and to combinatorial and paradigmatic properties of English morphology. It ends with a series of chapters that assess the implications of English morphology for morphological theory, discussing topics such as stratification, blocking and comprtition, the analysis of conversion, and the relationship between inflection and derivation. Winner of the 2015 Bloomfield Book Award and written by three outstanding scholars, this outstanding book will interest all scholars and students of English and of linguistic morphology more generally.

Formal Approaches To Celtic Linguistics

Author : Assistant Professor of Linguistics Andrew Carnie
ISBN : 9781443830515
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This collection brings together the latest research into the syntax, semantics, phonology, phonetics and morphology of the Celtic languages. Based on presentations given at the Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics Conference in 2009, this book contains articles by leading Celtic linguists on Breton, Modern Irish, Old Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Welsh, on a wide variety of topics ranging from the syntax and semantics of clefts to the articulatory phonology of fortis sonorants.

Constituent Structure

Author : Andrew Carnie
ISBN : 0199583455
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This book explores the empirical and theoretical aspects of constituent structure in natural language syntax, critically examining the strengths and limitations of different approaches. It is an ideal introduction for graduate students and advanced undergraduates and a valuable reference for theoretical linguists of all persuasions.

Handbook Of Word Formation

Author : Pavol Štekauer
ISBN : 1402035950
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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xiv 4. Final remarks 349 PETER HOHENHAUS: LEXICALIZATI ION AND INSTITUTIONALIZATION TITUTIONALIZATION 353 1. Introduction 353 2. Lexicalization 353 2. 1 LEXICALIZATION IN A DIACHRONIC SENSE 353 2. 2 LEXICALIZATION IN A SYNCHRONIC SENSE: LISTING/LISTEDNESS 356 2. 3 THE LEXICON AND THEORIESOF WORD-FORMATION 357 3. Institutionalization359 3. 1 TERMINOLOGY 359 3. 2 IDEAL AND REAL SPEAKERS AND THE SPEECH COMMUNITY 360 3. 3 DE-INSTITUTIONALIZATION: THE END OF A WORD’S LIFE 362 4. Problems 363 4. 1 NONCE-FORMATIONS AND NEOLOGISMS 363 4. 2 (NON-)LEXICALIZABILITY 365 4. 3 WHAT IS IN THE (MENTAL) LEXICON AND HOW DOES IT GET THERE? 367 4. 4 UNPREDICTABLE & PLAYFUL FORMATIONS, ANALOGY, FADS, AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS 369 4. 5 LEXICALIZATION BEYOND WORDS 370 ROCHELLE LIEBER: ENGLISH WORD-FORMATION PROCESSES 375 1. Introduction 375 2. Compounding 375 2. 1 DETERMINING WHAT COUNTS AS A COMPOUND 376 2. 2 ROOT COMPOUNDING 378 2. 3 SYNTHETIC COMPOUNDING 379 2. 4 STRUCTURE AND INTERPRETATION 379 3. Derivation 383 3. 1 PREFIXATION 390 3. 1. 1 Negative prefixes (un-, in-, non-, de-, dis-) 391 3. 1. 2 Locational prefixes 393 3. 1. 3 Temporal and aspectual prefixes 400 3. 1. 4 Quantitative prefixes 402 CONTENTS xv 3. 1. 5 Verbal prefixes 402 3. 2 SUFFIXATION 403 3. 2. 1 Personal nouns 403 3. 2. 2 Abstract nouns 406 3. 2. 3 Verb-forming suffixes 410 3. 2. 4 Adjective-forming suffixes 413 3. 2. 5 Collectives 417 3. 3 CONCLUSION 418 4. Conversion 418 5.

Oxford Companion To The English Language

Author : Tom McArthur
ISBN : 9780191073878
Genre : Reference
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The Oxford Companion to the English Language provides an authoritative single-volume source of information about the English language. It is intended both for reference and for browsing. The first edition of this landmark Companion, published in 1998, adopted a strong international perspective, covering topics from Cockney to Creole, Aboriginal English to Caribbean English and a historical range from Chaucer to Chomsky, Latin to the World Wide Web. It succinctly described and discussed the English language at the end of the twentieth century, including its distribution and varieties, its cultural, political, and educational impact worldwide, its nature, origins, and prospects, and its pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, word-formation, and usage. This new edition notably focuses on World Englishes, English language teaching, English as an international language, and the effect of technological advances on the English language. More than 130 new entries include African American English, British Sign Language, China English, digital literacy, multimodality, social networking, superdiversity, and text messaging, among many others. It also includes new biographical entries on key individuals who have had an impact on the English language in recent decades, including Beryl (Sue) Atkins, Adam Kilgariff, and John Sinclair. It is an invaluable reference for English Language students, and fascinating reading for any general reader with an interest in language.

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