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
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