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Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland$
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Karen Corrigan

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748634286

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634286.001.0001

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Lexis and discourse1

Lexis and discourse1

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Irish English, Volume 1 - Northern Ireland

Karen P. Corrigan

Edinburgh University Press

A comprehensive study of the lexicon of Northern Irish English is beyond the scope of this book. However, this chapter discusses word formation processes that are typical in this and other English varieties (especially borrowing, compounding and derivation). It also explores the historical development of the specific word-stock associated with Northern Ireland and how the system has been analysed in previous research. The chapter concludes with an outline of characteristic discourse markers used in the region and an overview of research into typical interactional strategies adopted in key contexts for a variety of socio-pragmatic reasons.

Keywords:   Lexicography, Scots, Northern English, Irish, Scandinavian, Anglo-Norman, Old French, Germanic, Discourse Particles, Conversation Analysis

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