Michael O'Siadhail Learning Irish

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Learning Irish

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9780300121773: Learning Irish

Learning Irish is the standard introductory course to the Irish language. The product of many years of original and scholarly research as well as much teaching experience, this book and the four accompanying audio CDs serve a double function: they provide a sound approach to the ordinary language learner and at the same time furnish the professional linguist with an authentic description of the spoken language.
 
The book does not presuppose prior knowledge of Irish and gives thorough coverage of the grammatical patterns of the language. Texts and exercises are presented in an authentic, interesting, conversational style and in carefully graded stages. The learner is assisted in mastering the pronunciation by the use of phonetic spelling and by the related audio recordings.

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BACKCOVER: * The most comprehensive and authoritative course available

* Suitable for beginners and essential for professional linguists

* Includes 36 graduated lessons in a 316 page book, and 4 x 60 minute tapes of readings, conversation and vocabulary spoken by native Irish speakers

* Developed at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies by one of Ireland's leading writers, poets and linguists

* Leads rapidly to complete written and spoken proficiency

* An essential introduction and guide to writing and speaking authentic everyday Irish

About the Author:

Mícheál ó Siadhail has been a lecturer at Trinity College Dublin and a professor at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Other works of original linguistic research include Modern Irish (Cambridge University Press, 1989). A former member of the Arts Council and the Cultural Relations Advisory Committee of the Republic of Ireland, he was founding chairman of ILE (Ireland Literature Exchange).

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