The Grammar of Irish English: Language in Hibernian Style

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CONTENTS
List of figuresix
List of tablesx
Prefacexi
List of abbreviationsxv
Map of Irelandxvii
1Introduction1
2The English language in Ireland4
2.1The position of English in medieval Ireland4
2.2The rise of modern Hiberno-English dialects and the decline of Irish6
3Major issues in the study of Hiberno-English12
3.1General characteristics of Hiberno-English grammar12
3.2Types of explanation offered in previous research22
3.3Dating of the formative period of Hiberno-English dialects29
3.4Uniformity versus heterogeneity of Hiberno-English dialects32
3.5Terminological issues34
4Databases and methods36
4.1Introduction36
4.2Data from Hiberno-English37
4.3Data from earlier and other varieties of English47
4.4Methods53
5The Noun Phrase55
5.1Introduction55

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures ix
  • Tables x
  • Preface xi
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • 2 - The English Language in Ireland 4
  • 3 - Major Issues in the Study of Hiberno-English 12
  • 4 - Databases and Methods 36
  • 5 - The Noun Phrase 55
  • 6 - The Verb Phrase 89
  • 7 - Questions, Responses, and Negation 160
  • 8 - The Complex Sentence 184
  • 9 - Prepositional Usage 218
  • 10 - Focusing Devices 242
  • 11 - Discussion and Conclusions 271
  • Notes 299
  • Bibliography 309
  • Index 322
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