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Irish loanwords in English varieties
Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay will discuss and research the width and frequency of Irish loanwords in contemporary English varieties. The meanings, uses, differences, similarities and collocations of selected words will be discussed and analyzed in order to find answers to the research questions asked.

The methods used are quantitative and qualitative research methods. The quantitative method will measure the frequency of the selected words in each of the selected varieties and the qualitative method will discuss the meanings and uses of the words in the different varieties.

Each word has its own section which discuss meanings, developments and instances in which the words can be found in the different varieties. These sections are summarized at the end of the essay and the conclusion states that Irish loanwords in contemporary English varieties are not greatly widespread compared to the frequency of the same words in Irish English. A few of the words have been able to develop their meaning and use through time, but most instances of the words show the original meaning and use.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Irish loanwords, English varieties, Collocations, Word use, Language contact
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27603OAI: diva2:783670
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Available from: 2015-03-03 Created: 2015-01-26 Last updated: 2015-03-03Bibliographically approved

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