Irish Nouns

Irish Nouns

This book is the first comprehensive source of reference on noun declensions in Modern Irish.

Author: Andrew Carnie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199213757

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 363

View: 537

This book is the first comprehensive source of reference on noun declensions in Modern Irish. It contains over 10,000 nouns as well as a generalized description of declension classes, case marking, and number marking in standard Irish, and a discussion of the nominal morphology that affects declension class and case form.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

The Sound Structure of Modern Irish

The Sound Structure of Modern Irish

2002 'A note on diphthongization before tense sonorants in Irish: an articulatory explanation', Journal of Celtic Linguistics 7: 129-148. 2008 Irish Nouns. A Reference Guide. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110369038

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 493

View: 706

The Sound Structure of Modern Irish contains a comprehensive description of the phonology of Irish. Based on the main forms of the language, it offers an analysis of the segments and the processes in its sound system. Each section begins with a description of the area of phonology which is the subject - such as stress patterns, phonotactics, epenthesis or metathesis - and then proceeds to consider the special aspects of this subject from a theoretical and typological perspective. The book pays particular attention to key processes in the sound system of modern Irish. The two most important of these are palatalisation and initial mutation, phenomena which are central to Irish and the analysis of which has consequences for general phonological theory. The other main emphasis in the book is on a typological comparison of several different languages, all of which show palatalisation and/or initial mutation as part of their systems. The different forms of Celtic, Slavic languages, Romance dialects and languages along with languages such as Finnish, Fula, Nivkh and Southern Paiute are considered to find out how processes which are phonetic in origin (external sandhi) can become functionalised and integrated into the morphosyntactic system of a language.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Dialects of Irish

The Dialects of Irish

Carnie, Andrew 1998 'A note on diphthongization before tense sonorants in Irish: an articulatory explanation', Journal of Celtic Linguistics 7: 129148. 2008 Irish Nouns. A Reference Guide.. Oxford: University Press.

Author: Raymond Hickey

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110238303

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 519

View: 130

The book offers a comprehensive overview of forms of modern Irish within a general linguistic framework. Starting with information on the sociolinguistics of modern Irish and on the overall sound system of the language, it then proceeds with a tripartite division of the present-day language into northern, western and southern Irish. It gives specific information on the features of each dialect and considers many sub-divisions, using maps and tables to illustrate clearly what is the subject of discussion. There are several innovations in the book, such as a system of lexical sets which facilitate the description and analysis of variation and change in modern Irish. The data for the book stems from recordings of more than 200 speakers and all the statements made about the structure of Irish are based on native speakers' speech samples. These are supplied online with a software interface which allows users to quickly orient themselves among the varieties of Irish via clickable maps. A number of further issues are focused on in the book, such as the possibility of dialect reconstruction and the use of place-name evidence for determining the earlier distribution of Irish. Additional historical and background information is provided so that scholars and students without any previous knowledge of the language can readily grasp the themes and issues discussed.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Irish Nouns

Irish Nouns

A Reference Guide Andrew Carnie. LINGUISTICS IRISH NOUNS A Reference Guide oide báisteackscaire SU EATVANAS míoruilt faistoirneach ANDREW CARNIE Irish Nouns A Research Guide For my father, Professor Robert. Oxford Front Cover.

Author: Andrew Carnie

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191550157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 827

This book presents the first comprehensive reference on noun declensions in Modern Irish. Whereas traditional descriptions of noun inflection are notoriously complex and filled with exceptions and irregularities, this reference guide provides a systematic and straightforward characterization of nominal paradigms, which also captures important generalizations about the inflection of nouns. Andrew Carnie proposes ten declension classes instead of the traditional five and separates off seven major types of plural formation. He provides fully inflected paradigms for 1200 nouns, and a reference list of 10,000 Irish nouns annotated with their new declension class, their plural type and the form of the genitive singular and common case (nominative) plural. The book also includes parallel information on the inflection of adjectives and prepositions. This unique reference tool will be invaluable not only to language researchers and authors, but to teachers and students of the language, whether they are native speakers or beginners.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology

Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 25(1): 1–37. Emonds, Joseph. 1976. ... English compound versus noncompound noun phrases in discourse: An acoustic and perceptual study. Language and Speech ... Irish English: Morphology and syntax.

Author: Laurie Bauer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198747062

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 719

View: 474

This volume presents a data-rich description of English inflection and word-formation. Based on large corpora including the Corpus of Contemporary American English and the British national Corpus, it is the first comprehensive treatment of contemporary English morphology that includes both inflection and word-formation. It covers not only well-studied topics such as compounding, conversion, and the inflection and derivation of nouns and verbs, but also areas that have received less scholarly attention, such as the formation of adjectives, locatives, negatives, evaluatives, neoclassical compounds and blends, among many other topics. Equal wieght is given to form and meaning. The volume also contains sections devoted to phonological and orthographics aspects of morphology and to combinatorial and paradigmatic properties of English morphology. It ends with a series of chapters that assess the implications of English morphology for morphological theory, discussing topics such as stratification, blocking and comprtition, the analysis of conversion, and the relationship between inflection and derivation. Winner of the 2015 Bloomfield Book Award and written by three outstanding scholars, this outstanding book will interest all scholars and students of English and of linguistic morphology more generally.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Semantics of Complex Words

Semantics of Complex Words

References. Allan, Keith. 2001. Natural language semantics. Oxford: Blackwell. Bauer, Laurie. 1988. A descriptive gap in morphology. ... The Oxford reference guide to English morphology. ... Noun derivation in Modern Irish.

Author: Laurie Bauer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319141022

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

View: 729

This volume offers a valuable overview of recent research into the semantic aspects of complex words through different theoretical frameworks. Contributions by experts in the field, both morphologists and psycholinguists, identify crucial areas of research, present alternative and complementary approaches to their examination from the current level of knowledge, and indicate perspectives of research into the semantics of complex words by raising important questions that need to be investigated in order to get a more comprehensive picture of the field. Recent decades have seen both extensive and intensive development of various theories of word-formation, however, the semantic aspects of complex words have, with a few notable exceptions, been rather neglected. This volume fills that gap by offering articles written by leading experts in the field from various theoretical backgrounds.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography

The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography

In the Irish component of the New Corpus for Ireland, for example, the header states whether the author is a native speaker of ... of the last decade was a short, rather prescriptive book about language called Eats, Shoots and Leaves.

Author: B. T. Sue Atkins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191557217

Category: Reference

Page: 552

View: 817

This is a down-to-earth, 'how to do it' textbook on the making of dictionaries. Written by professional lexicographers with over seventy years' experience between them, the book presents a step-by-step course for the training of lexicographers in all settings, including publishing houses, colleges, and universities world-wide, and for the teaching of lexicography as an academic discipline. It takes readers through the processes of designing, collecting, and annotating a corpus of texts; shows how to analyse the data in order to extract the relevant information; and demonstrates how these findings are drawn together in the semantic, grammatical, and pedagogic components that make up an entry. The authors explain the relevance and application of recent linguistic theories, such as prototype theory and frame semantics, and describe the role of software in the manipulation of data and the compilation of entries. They provide practical exercises at every stage. The Oxford Guide to Practical Lexicography draws on materials developed by the authors over more than twenty years of teaching courses for publishing houses and universities in the US, Japan, Hong Kong and China, South Africa, Australia, the UK, and Europe. It will be welcomed everywhere by lexicographers, teachers of lexicography, and their students. It is also fascinating reading for all those interested in discovering how dictionaries are made.
Categories: Reference

New Perspectives in Role and Reference Grammar

New Perspectives in Role and Reference Grammar

Irish Nouns. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Christian Brothers. 1997. New Irish Grammar. Dublin: C.J. Fallon-Mount ... Available at: http://wings.buffalo. edu/linguistics//people/faculty/vanvalin/rrg/ProceedingsofRRG2009_0 2.pdf —.

Author: Wataru Nakamura

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443834278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 375

View: 491

New Perspectives in Role and Reference Grammar presents a broad picture of current developments in Role and Reference Grammar (RRG), a version of parallel structure grammar with an emphasis on typological adequacy. Since its inception, RRG has been applied to a wide range of languages, in particular to case marking, complex clauses (e.g. control, raising, and serial verb constructions), unaccusativity/unergativity, and the interplay between syntax and information structure. The present book is a continued investigation of the intermodular correspondence in a variety of languages and comprises 13 papers, which not only contribute to the further development of the theory, but also investigate controversial areas of linguistic theory including inflectional and derivational morphology, verbal semantics and argument structure (anticausative and serial verb constructions), the argument-adjunct distinction, an extended typology of complex clauses, the syntax-information structure interface, and interactions between the lexicon and constructions. In addition, three papers illustrate how RRG may be applied to sign languages, language acquisition, and machine translation from Arabic to English.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Modern Irish

Modern Irish

Irish Nouns. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Central Statistics Office. 2007. Census 2006. Vol. 9. The Irish Language. Dublin: Stationery Office. Christian Brothers. 1997. New Irish grammar. Dublin: C.J. Fallon. de Bhaldraithe, Tomás.

Author: Nancy Stenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315302010

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 568

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.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Prometheus Bound A Separate Authorial Trace in the Aeschylean Corpus

   Prometheus Bound      A Separate Authorial Trace in the Aeschylean Corpus

Howatson, M.C. (2011), The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, Oxford. ... Malden MA/Oxford, 490–508. Hudson, R.A. (1996), Sociolinguistics, Cambridge. ... Jackson, J.E. (1991), A User's Guide to Principal Components, New York NY.

Author: Nikos Manousakis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110687675

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

View: 146

Classics, Computer Science, and Linguistics are brought together in this book, in an attempt to provide an answer to the authorship question concerning Prometheus Bound, a disputed play in the Aeschylean corpus, by applying some well-established Computer Stylistics methods. One of the main objectives of Stylometry, which, broadly speaking, is the study of quantified style, is Authorship Attribution. In its traditional form it can range from manually calculating descriptive statistics to the use of computer-assisted methodologies. However, non-traditional Authorship Attribution drastically changed the field. It brought together modern Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence applications (machine learning, natural language processing), and its key characteristic is that it aims at developing fully-automated systems for the attribution of texts of unknown authorship. In this book the author employs a series of supervised and unsupervised techniques used in non-traditional Authorship Attribution–applied here for the first time in ancient drama. The outcome of the analysis indicates a significant distance between the disputed text and the secure plays of Aeschylus, but also various interesting (micro-linguistic) ties of affinity with other authors, especially Sophocles and Euripides.
Categories: Literary Criticism