Book: Faroese - an Overview and Reference Grammar

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Title: Faroese

Subtitle: An Overview and Reference Grammar

Authors: Höskuldur Thráinsson, Hjalmar P. Petersen, Jógvan í Lon Jacobsen, Zakaris Svabo Hansen
Publisher: Fróðskapur & Málvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands
Year: 2012
Language: English
Pages: 508
ISBN: 978-99918-65-40-9
Nordic Names shortcut: FAR

Index of Contents

  • Preface
  • Orthography and pronunciation
    • Introduction
    • Vowels
    • Consonants
    • Overview of phonetic transcriptions of Faroese
    • Readings on the orthography and phonetics of Faroese
  • Phonetics and phonology
    • Introduction
    • Stress
    • Vowels
    • Consonants
    • Readings on the phonetics and phonology of Faroese
  • Inflectional morphology, grammatical categories and word classes
    • Introduction
    • Grammatical categories, inflections and auxiliary constructions
    • Nouns
    • Articles
    • Adjectives
    • Numerals
    • Pronouns
    • Verbs
    • Prepositions
    • Adverbs
    • Conjunctions
    • Readings on the inflectional morphology of Faroese
  • Derivational morphology
    • Introduction
    • Some derivational suffixes
    • Prefixation
    • On the borderline between derivation and compounding
    • Readings on the derivational morphology of Faroese
  • Syntax
    • Introduction
    • Inflectional morphology and agreement
    • Basic word order patterns
    • Case marking patterns and the passive
    • The so-called middle
    • Expletive constructions
    • Word order variations
    • Complement types, complementizers and adjunct clauses
    • Pronouns and reflexives
    • Readings on the syntax of Faroese
  • Dialects and synchronic variation
    • The earliest comments on dialectal differences in the Faroes
    • Phonetic and phonological differences today
    • Morphological differences
    • Syntactic differences
    • Conclusion and a dialect map
    • Readings on Faroese dialects
  • History and diachronic variation
    • Introduction
    • Medieval sources
    • Faroese orthography and Faroese as an official language
    • Historical phonology
    • Historical morphology
    • Syntactic changes
    • Foreign influences and Faroese language policy
    • Abbreviations and text referred to in this chapter
    • Readings on the history of Faroese, Faroese orthography and language policy
  • References
  • New references
  • Faroese dictionaries
  • New Faroese dictionaries
  • Language index
  • Subject index