The layered structure of the Irish word
Brian Nolan [+]
Technological University Dublin (retired)
This chapter examines derivation and inflection in Modern Irish within a layered structure of the word (LSW) in a way analogous to the layered structure of the noun phrase and the layered structure of the clause in Role and Reference Grammar (RRG). In addition to characterizing elements of derivational and inflectional morphology of Irish, the author examines the role of the lexicon and the need for a morpheme inventory and lexeme store in the lexicon. The author also considers derivation within an account that addresses the formation of nominals and other lexical categories.