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1st Edition

Intermediate Irish: A Grammar and Workbook

ISBN 9780415410427
Published March 28, 2008 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Intermediate Irish is a jargon-free workbook examining the most commonly used grammatical structures within the Irish language. Focusing on the repeated use of grammatical patterns, the Grammar develops an understanding of the structures presented, making the forms familiar and automatic for learners.

This user-friendly workbook includes:

  • terminology introduced and explained with multiple examples
  • exercises in the grammatical forms introduced in the text
  • translation exercises
  • an exercise key.

Table of Contents

1. Focus Structures  2. Relative Clauses II  3. Impersonals  4. Verbal Noun Aspectual Constructions  5. Adverbial Clauses  6. Adverbial Predicates  7. Directional Adverbs  8. Directional Adverbs II  9. Comparison of Adjectives  10.Comparison 2  11. Habitual Tenses  12. Conditionals  13. Causative and Inchoative Structures  14. Higher Numbers  15. Word Formation I: Compounding  16. Word Formation II: Prefixes  17. Word Formation III: Suffixes  18. Subjunctive  19. Verbless Clauses  20. Dative Case  21. More Prepositional Pronouns  22. Compound Prepositions  23. Dialect Variation  24. Inflected Verbs  25. Prepositions and Dialect  26. Is/bí Interactions and Alternatives

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Nancy Stenson is Professor within the Linguistics dept of the University of Minnesota. She is currently researching borrowing and code-switching in Irish; she has taught English as a Second Language, French and Irish. She has written extensively on linguistic diversity, language contact and on Irish linguistics. Her single authored publications include: Studies in Irish Syntax . Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag