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Grammar of Irish English Markku Filppula

Grammar of Irish English

Markku Filppula

Published January 4th 2002
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334 pages
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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-linguisticMoreIrish 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 WalesThe 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.