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Gender And Mutation In Irish: A Preliminary Account For Further Investigation, Alessio S. Frenda May 2017

Gender And Mutation In Irish: A Preliminary Account For Further Investigation, Alessio S. Frenda

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Standard Irish is the outcome of language planning and as such it significantly diverges from the three main spoken dialects of the language (or traditional Gaeltacht varieties) that provided the basis for its creation. It is also expected to differ, in its codified form, from the way it is actually employed within the small, usually urban communities of bilinguals who employ standard Irish and not some form of Gaeltacht Irish as a second language. The reason why such difference is expected is that the language planners codified as part of the standard many complex structures that had already been abandoned ...