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LINGUIST List 19.1950

Thu Jun 19 2008

Books: Morphology: Carnie

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        1.    Jennifer Clark, Irish Nouns: Carnie


Message 1: Irish Nouns: Carnie
Date: 17-Jun-2008
From: Jennifer Clark <jennifer.clarkoup.com>
Subject: Irish Nouns: Carnie
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Title: Irish Nouns
Subtitle: A Reference Guide
Published: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199213757

Author: Andrew Carnie
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199213757 Pages: 368 Price: ---- 60.00
Abstract:

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.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=36021


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