The Irish of Iorras Aithneach, County Galway; Volumes I-IV

Ó Curnáin, Brian (2007) The Irish of Iorras Aithneach, County Galway; Volumes I-IV. DIAS.

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This grammar is based on extensive fieldwork, published and unpublished lore, and recent as well as older recordings, particularly those held in the archives of Roinn Bhéaloideas Éireann and Raidió na Gaeltachta. These sources provide a picture of extensive variation and change across the six generations born between 1850 and 2000. The grammar draws on several branches of linguistics: descriptive and historical linguistics, dialectology and sociolinguistics. It is the most comprehensive treatment of any variety of Irish. Volume I provides an introduction and chapters on historical phonology, sandhi and nominal morphology. Volume II describes plural noun morphology, the verb and pronominals. Volume III contains chapters on prepositions, functors, initial mutations, higher register, borrowings and language contact, and onomastics. Volume IV presents transcriptions and a CD containing recordings of a slection of speakers across the generations. The final volume also contains a vocabulary, bibliography and four indexes.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Irish, Iorras Aithneach, Co. Galway, Irish grammar, historical phonology, sandhi, nominal morphology, speaker details, South Connacht dialect, dialectology, sociolinguistics, sociological overview, phonemes, phonology, sonorant, fricative, nasal vowels, nasalisation, r-sounds, palatalisation, dissimilation, assimilation, slips of the tongue, phonotactics, H. Wagner, SID, LASID, epenthesis, stress, lexical constraint, proclitic, gender, genitive, noun, adjective, comparative adjective, numeral, ordinal, derivation, prefix, suffix, diminutive, morphology, noun plurals, nominal plurals, verb, verbal morphology, allomorphy, verbal class, Echo form, impersonal, subjunctive, synthetic, analytic, regular verb, irregular verb, conjugation, verbal adjective, syntax, verbal noun, copula, linguistic change, young speakers, pronoun, pronominal, possessive, reflexive, demonstrative, the article, double article, preposition, simple preposition, prepositional pronoun, inflected preposition, conjunctive preposition, compound preposition, nominal preposition, functor, particle, nominal particle, verbal particle, adverbial particle, conditional, interrogative, relative, direct relative, indirect relative, cataphoric, locative, language change, gender, concord, number concord, verbal noun particle, negative, conjunction, subordinator, temporal, final, causal, comparative, coordinator, adverb, adverb of place, compass, time, modality, degree, pro-adverb, indefinite pronoun, indefinite adjective, indefinite adverb, initial mutation, lenition, eclipsis, phonology, morphophonology, trigger, nonlenition, nominal phrase, copula, non-eclipsis, vowel, variation, higher register, prayer, song, narrative, story, noun, verb, borrowing, language contact, synchrony, bilingualism, calque, English, stress, plural noun, onomastics, personal names, place-names, field-names, transcription, recording, CD, speakers, vocabulary, dictionary, index, bibliography, index of authors
Divisions: School of Celtic Studies > Celtic languages and linguistics
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 15:02
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 15:02

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