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The language of "Ribbonmen": A CDA approach to identity construction in nineteenth-century Irish English threatening notices
Throughout the nineteenth century, the rural midlands of Ireland suffered from agrarian violence and intimidation through threatening notices. In the minds of the authorities, these outrages wereExpand
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can and be able to in nineteenth-century Irish English
This paper discusses the status of can and be able to in nineteenth-century Irish English in comparison to English English through means of a corpus study of personal letters. Analysis of the dataExpand
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This paper discusses three constructions that express past time reference with modal verbs, as documented in a corpus of 18th and 19th century Irish English: (1) instances of the extended-now perfect with the modal verb can; (2) a past tense modalverb (e.g. could , might , should , etc.) followed by an infinitive of the main verb in contexts where present-day Standard English would expect a perfect construction. Expand
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May and might in nineteenth century Irish English and English English
This paper discusses the use of may and might in 19 th century Irish English and English English. It builds on Van Hattum (2012a), which found that in 18 th and 19 th century Irish English might VinfExpand
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The Irish English Resource Centre: a gateway to studying Irish English
The Irish English Resource Centre is a website developed and maintained by Raymond Hickey, Professor in Linguistics at the University of Duisburg and Essen, a renowned expert on the variety ofExpand