A Sound Atlas of Irish English, Volume 1

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Walter de Gruyter, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 171 pages
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A Sound Atlas of Irish English offers a unique and comprehensive audio overview of the English language as spoken in present-day Ireland. Over 1,500 recordings cover both genders, all ages and each county. The recordings are supplemented by A Survey of Irish English Usage which consists of over 1,000 questionnaires on the acceptance of grammatical features specific to Irish English. The entire data, along with analytical software, can be accessed easily from the multi-platform DVD by means of a Java application. A Sound Atlas of Irish English is a powerful research tool for scholars and students alike who are working in sociolinguistics, dialectology or historical linguistics. System requirements: Windows PC: Pentium PC, Windows 2000/2003/XP, at least 128MB RAM, DVD-ROM Drive, 16 Bit Soundcard, XVGA (1024 x 768 resolution).Apple MAC: OS 9 or higher, 16 Bit Soundcard, at least 128MB RAM.

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Data collection and analysis
Analysing the recording exchanges
Varieties of Southern Irish English
Varieties of Northern Irish English
Data categories for Irish English
Processing software for atlas data
Further programmes
Java version of survey software
Timeline for Irish English

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

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About the author (2004)

Raymond Hickey is Professor of English Linguistics at Essen University, Germany.

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