chapter  Chapter 26
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Names

ByNancy Stenson

269Irish surnames are in some ways quite different from those found in the English-speaking world, and have a grammatical structure that further illustrates some of the grammar points covered in the preceding chapters. This unit introduces Irish surnames and the ways they differ from their anglicized forms. Place names also display some of the typical structures of noun phrases (as in Chapter 16) and will be presented briefly along with some discussion of how the names have been anglicized.