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Modern Irish : a comprehensive grammar

By: Material type: TextTextSeries: Routledge comprehensive grammarsPublication details: Abingdon : Routledge, 2020Description: xvii, 304 pages ; 24 cmISBN:
  • 9781138236523
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: Online version:: Modern IrishDDC classification:
  • 412.5 S
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 -- References -- Index.
Summary: "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"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 296-298) and index.

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 -- References -- Index.

"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"--

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