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Modern Irish

A Comprehensive Grammar, 1st Edition

By Nancy Stenson

Routledge

304 pages | 3 B/W Illus.

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Description

Modern Irish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to modern Irish grammar, providing a thorough overview of the language.

Key features include:

  • highly systematic coverage of all levels of structure: sound system, word formation, sentence construction and connection of sentences

  • authentic examples and English translations which provide an accessible insight into the mechanics of the language
  • an extensive index, numbered sections, cross-references and summary charts which provide readers with easy access to the information.

Modern Irish: A Comprehensive Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Irish. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities, and adult classes of all types.

Table of Contents

Background

1. Dialects of Irish

2. Sounds and spellings

3. Initial mutations

4. Terminology

Grammar I: Sentence basics

5. Basic word order

6. Non-declarative sentences

7. Being and having

8. Focus and emphasis with cleft sentences

Grammar II: Building blocks - major constituents

9. Verbs and verb phrases

10. Irregular verbs

11. Personal endings

12. Impersonal forms

13. Verbal nouns and adjectives

14. The syntax of verbal nouns and verbal adjectives: Expressions of aspect

15. Mood

16. Nouns and noun phrases

17. Pronouns

Grammar III: Building the Phrase - modifiers and adjuncts

18. Adjectives

19. Determiners

20. Numbers

21. Adverbs

22. Prepositions

Grammar IV: Complex Sentences

23. Coordinate, complement, and adjunct clauses

24. Relative clauses

25. Conditionals

Concluding chapters: Extra-sentential material

26. Names

27. Greetings, formulaic expressions, and discourse markers  

About the Author

Nancy Stenson is Professor Emerita at the University of Minnesota. She specializes in Irish and Celtic linguistics and was co-editor of the Journal of Celtic Language Learning from 1995 to 2007.

About the Series

Routledge Comprehensive Grammars

Comprehensive Grammars are clear guides to the entire grammar system of each language. They are suitable for intermediate to advanced learners and a must for every language reference library.

All Comprehensive Grammars are available as inspection copies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR000000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
FOR029000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Celtic Languages
LAN008000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism