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The Grammar of Irish English

Language in Hibernian Style

By Markku Filppula

Routledge – 1999 – 352 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Germanic Linguistics

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    978-0-415-14524-4
    June 23rd 1999

Description

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.

Reviews

'…conducted by one of the foremost authorities on Hiberno-English syntax…the reader of this work can be assured of an up-to-date and major analysis of the issues involved in Hiberno-English. We are, therefore, deeply indebted to Professor Filppula.' - Seanchas Ard Mhacha: The Journal of the Armagh Historical Society Vol. 18, No. 1 (1999-2000)

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Description: By Markku Filppula. 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...
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