By Martin J. Ball, Nicole Müller

ISBN-10: 0415422795

ISBN-13: 9780415422796

The Celtic Languages describes extensive all of the Celtic languages from ancient, structural and sociolinguistic views with person chapters on Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish.

This moment variation has been completely revised to supply a complete and up to date account of the trendy Celtic languages and their present sociolinguistic prestige in addition to whole descriptions of the ancient languages.

This entire quantity is prepared in 4 elements. the 1st half bargains an outline of the typological elements of the Celtic languages by means of a scene surroundings historic account of the emergence of those languages. Chapters dedicated to Continental Celtic, previous and heart Irish, and previous and center Welsh stick to. components and 3 are dedicated to linguistic descriptions of the modern languages. half has chapters on Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx, whereas half 3 covers Welsh, Breton and Cornish. half 4 is dedicated to the sociolinguistic state of affairs of the 4 modern Celtic languages and a last bankruptcy describes the prestige of the 2 revived languages Cornish and Manx.

With contributions from various students of the top acceptance, The Celtic Languages remains to be a useful software for either scholars and lecturers of linguistics, in particular people with an curiosity in typology, language universals and the original sociolinguistic place which the Celtic languages occupy.

Dr Martin J. Ball is Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor, and Director of the Hawthorne study middle, on the collage of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr Ball has over a hundred and twenty educational guides. between his books are The Use of Welsh, Mutation in Welsh, and Welsh Phonetics.

Dr Nicole Müller is Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor on the collage of Louisiana at Lafayette. between her books are Mutation in Welsh, and Agents in Early Irish and Early Welsh.

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1991) ‘The discourse pragmatics of NP-initial sentences in Breton’, in Fife and Poppe (1991): 275–310. Wagner, H. (1959) Das Verbum in den Sprachen der britischen Inseln, Tübingen: Max Niemeyer. Watkins, T. and Mac Cana, P. (1958) ‘Cystrawennau’r cyplad mewn Hen Gymraeg’, Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, 18: 1–25. Zeuss, K. (1853) Grammatica celtica, Berlin: Weidmannsche Verlagsbuchhandlung. —— (1871) Grammatica celtica . . Editio altera curavit H. Ebel, Berlin: Weidmannsche Verlagsbuchhandlung.

However, the noun blwyddyn ‘year’, pl. blynyddoedd, uses the special form blynedd with numerals: dwy flynedd, deugain mlynedd, etc. Though other languages sometimes use singulars 18 HISTORICAL ASPECTS in counting (especially in measurements: five foot three inches), the pervasiveness of the phenomenon in Celtic justifies viewing it as typological for the family. We have now considered quite a number of shared features of the neo-Celtic languages ranging over various areas of grammar. Of course all languages have numerous common features; this is the basis of the modern study of universals.

Cisalpine Celt. ā-stem acc. sg. Pruiam (CIS 119 = CIM 106) beside Transalpine Celt. acc. sg. , RIG L-98 1b8) to nom. sg. g, Cisalpine Celt. n-stem dat. sg. aTilonei (CIS 12 = CIM 13) beside Transalpine Celt. i-stem dat. sg. VCVETE (RIG L-13). There are a fair number of innovations which demonstrate that Transalpine Celtic,13 Goidelic and Brittonic are to be grouped under a single node on the Celtic family tree. , Transalpine Celt. gen. sg. paullias (RIG L-98 1a12) to nom. sg. paulla (1a10) beside OIr.

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