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Agents in Early Welsh and Early Irish : Oxford Linguistics - Nicole Müller

Agents in Early Welsh and Early Irish

Oxford Linguistics

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9780198235873
Number Of Pages: 274

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This book is the first in-depth investigation of the expression of agency in verbal noun and impersonal/passive constructions in medieval Welsh and Irish, drawing on a database of texts from different genres: narrative, legal, and annalistic. The analysis is primarily data-oriented, rather than theory-oriented, although it draws on methods and concepts from functional grammar approaches and cognitive linguistics. Written with readers from a wide variety of backgrounds in mind, Agents in Early Welsh and Early Irish goes beyond earlier contributions in the field of Celtic syntax and semantics in several important ways: It presents data from both Welsh and Irish It discusses both the internal structure of verbal noun and passive/impersonal constructions and their contributions to their contexts It offers new analyses of agency and its markers in medieval Welsh and Irish, as well as analyses of the marking of instrument, cause, and indirect agency

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Excellent volume ... This is an excellent study of a particularly problematic area of Celtic linguistics. It is rich in detail and extremely useful in all kinds of ways. General Linguistics

1: Introduction 2: Welsh 3: Irish 4: Aspects of Meaning: P1 and its markers 5: Summary and Concluding Remarks Appendices Bibliography

ISBN: 9780198235873
ISBN-10: 0198235879
Series: Oxford Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 1st June 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.56