Modern Irish: Grammatical Structure and Dialectal Variation by Mícheál ósiadhailModern Irish: Grammatical Structure and Dialectal Variation by Mícheál ósiadhail

Modern Irish: Grammatical Structure and Dialectal Variation

byMícheál ósiadhail

Paperback | August 30, 1991

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 440 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Out of stock online

Not available in stores


Micheal O Siadhail considers modern Irish dialects against the background of their common grammar, providing a comprehensive overview for Celticists and general linguists with an interest in dialectical comparison. His Modern Irish contains a wealth of empirical data which is analysed in a fresh and accessible manner, keeping technical terminology to a minimum. It includes background information on the Irish language and gives explanations of basic concepts in order to compare the phonology, morphology and syntax of the dialects. Students of linguistics amd the Irish language will welcome this clear and sensible cross-dialectal survey by Micheal O Siadhail, who is well-known as an Irish scholar and as a poet.
Title:Modern Irish: Grammatical Structure and Dialectal VariationFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:388 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:August 30, 1991Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521425190

ISBN - 13:9780521425193


Table of Contents

List of tables; List of figures; Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Phonology: 1. Introduction to Phonology; 2. The syllabic system; 3. The vowels; 4. The semi-vowel and consonant systems; Part II. Morphology: 5. Introduction to morphology; 6. General morphological rules; 7. The noun; 8. The verb; Part III. Syntax: 9. Introduction to Syntax; 10. The copula; 11. Complementation and modal and auxiliary verbs; 12. Non-complemental subordination and marginal syntactic features; Glossary; References; Index of Irish words.

Editorial Reviews

"...Ó Siadhail has done a splendid job." C.M. Adderley, Language Quarterly