The Structure of Modern Irish - A Functional Account - Brian Nolan

The Structure of Modern Irish - A Functional Account - Brian Nolan

The layered structure of the Irish word

The Structure of Modern Irish - A Functional Account - Brian Nolan

Brian Nolan [+-]
Technological University Dublin (retired)
Dr. Brian Nolan is a retired Head of School of Informatics and Engineering at the Technological University Dublin, in Ireland. His research interests include linguistic theory at the morpho-syntactic semantic interface, argument structure and valence, constructions in grammar, event structure in language, the architecture of the lexicon and computational approaches to language processing, computational linguistics, speech act theory, context and common ground. His linguistic work has been in the functional linguistic model of Role and Reference Grammar and he has published extensively internationally. In 2012 Dr. Nolan published his book with Equinox on the linguistic structure of Irish in a Role and Reference Grammar account entitled The structure of Modern Irish: A functional account. In 2013, Benjamins published his co-edited volume Linking constructions into functional linguistics – The role of constructions in grammar in their Studies in Language Companion series. His co-edited Benjamin volume on computational linguistics and linguistic theory, Language processing and grammars: The role of functionally oriented computational models was published in 2014, also in their Studies in Language Companion series. He also co-edited a Benjamins book on ‘Causation, transfer and permission’ in linguistic theory, which appeared in early 2015. In January 2017, Benjamins published his co-edited book on complex predication entitled Argument realisation in complex predicates and complex events: Verb verb constructions at the syntax semantic interface. In 2019, Dr. Nolan co-edited a volume with Cambridge Scholars Publishing on the ‘Linguistic perspectives on the construction of meaning and knowledge: The linguistic, pragmatic, ontological and computational dimensions’.

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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.

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Nolan, Brian. The layered structure of the Irish word. The Structure of Modern Irish - A Functional Account. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 237 - 274 Jul 2012. ISBN 9781845534219. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20673. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20673. Jul 2012

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