An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

Ideal for undergraduate linguistic and sociolinguistic students who want an authoritative guide, as well as students taking various courses available in Celtic language and literature.

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: UCSC:32106014421728

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 376

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Ideal for undergraduate linguistic and sociolinguistic students who want an authoritative guide, as well as students taking various courses available in Celtic language and literature.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

Celtic languages of Continental Europe. concentrate on the two main roups of the Insular languages, Goidelic and Brittonic. an consider the historical development of the two groups, while 3 and 5 examine in detail a modem representative ...

Author: Paul Russell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317894568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 366

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This text provides a single-volume, single-author general introduction to the Celtic languages. The first half of the book considers the historical background of the language group as a whole. There follows a discussion of the two main sub-groups of Celtic, Goidelic (comprising Irish, Scottish, Gaelic and Manx) and Brittonic (Welsh, Cornish and Breton) together with a detailed survey of one representative from each group, Irish and Welsh. The second half considers a range of linguistic features which are often regarded as characteristic of Celtic: spelling systems, mutations, verbal nouns and word order.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Celtic Languages

The Celtic Languages

Although it has existed in Ireland from at least the early centuries of the Christian era , the date of its introduction into the country is unknown and a number of theories have been proposed . One attempts to derive the language from ...

Author: Donald MacAulay

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521231272

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 492

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The only modern account to describe all surviving Celtic languages in detail.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Indo European Language and Culture

Indo European Language and Culture

Celtic. Introduction. 14.1. The Celtic languages hold a special place in the early history of IndoEuropean linguistics because they presented the first real challenge to the nascent science. The demonstration that Irish and its ...

Author: Benjamin W. Fortson, IV

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444359688

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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This revised and expanded edition provides a comprehensive overview of comparative Indo-European linguistics and the branches of the Indo-European language family, covering both linguistic and cultural material. Now offering even greater coverage than the first edition, it is the definitive introduction to the field. Updated, corrected, and expanded edition, containing new illustrations of selected texts and inscriptions, and text samples with translations and etymological commentary Extensively covers individual histories of both ancient and modern languages of the Indo-European family Provides an overview of Proto-Indo-European culture, society, and language Designed for use in courses, with exercises and suggestions for further reading included in each chapter Includes maps, a glossary, a bibliography, and comprehensive word and subject indexes
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Celtic Languages in Contact

The Celtic Languages in Contact

Pokorny, J., 1914, A Concise Old Irish Grammar and Reader, Halle & Dublin: Niemeyer. Press, I.J., 1986, Grammar of Modern Breton, Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Russell, P., 1995, An Introduction to the Celtic Languages, London & New York: ...

Author: Hildegard L. C. Tristram

Publisher: Universitätsverlag Potsdam

ISBN: 9783940793072

Category: Celtic languages

Page: 347

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Categories: Celtic languages

The Celtic Languages

The Celtic Languages

(1995) An Introduction to the Celtic Languages, London: Longman. Schrijver, Peter (1995) Studies in British Celtic Historical Phonology. Amsterdam: Rodopi. Sims-Williams, P. (1990) Dating the transition to Neo-Brittonic: phonology and ...

Author: Martin J. Ball

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134100347

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 800

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The Celtic Languages describes in depth all the Celtic languages from historical, structural and sociolinguistic perspectives with individual chapters on Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the modern Celtic languages and their current sociolinguistic status along with complete descriptions of the historical languages. This comprehensive volume is arranged in four parts. The first part offers a description of the typological aspects of the Celtic languages followed by a scene setting historical account of the emergence of these languages. Chapters devoted to Continental Celtic, Old and Middle Irish, and Old and Middle Welsh follow. Parts two and three are devoted to linguistic descriptions of the contemporary languages. Part two has chapters on Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx, while Part three covers Welsh, Breton and Cornish. Part four is devoted to the sociolinguistic situation of the four contemporary Celtic languages and a final chapter describes the status of the two revived languages Cornish and Manx. With contributions from a variety of scholars of the highest reputation, The Celtic Languages continues to be an invaluable tool for both students and teachers of linguistics, especially those with an interest in typology, language universals and the unique sociolinguistic position which the Celtic languages occupy. Dr Martin J. Ball is Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor, and Director of the Hawthorne Research Center, at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Dr Ball has over 120 academic publications. Among his books are The Use of Welsh, Mutation in Welsh, and Welsh Phonetics. Dr Nicole Müller is Hawthorne-BoRSF Endowed Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Among her books are Mutation in Welsh, and Agents in Early Irish and Early Welsh.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

An Introduction to Linguistics

An Introduction to Linguistics

11.4 The Celtic Languages The Celtic languages are now only a shadow of their former selves . They were once spoken across Europe . Then , under the pressure of the Romans and the Germanic peoples , they were driven to the north - west ...

Author: Stuart C Poole

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349273461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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This lively and wide-ranging textbook provides an invaluable guide to the very nature of language. By covering all major aspects of linguistics - with chapters on semantics (the study of meaning), phonology (the sound systems of languages) and morphology (the structure of words), as well as syntax and social variation - it gives a thorough grounding in the fundamental concepts of language and a practical analysis of its use. Concise summaries of the areas covered, a variety of texts and topic-related exercises, as well as a helpful glossary, provide further aids to study and revision.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Syntax of the Celtic Languages

The Syntax of the Celtic Languages

A substantial introduction makes the volume accessible to theoreticians unfamiliar with the Celtic languages and to specialists. The book makes a strong contribution to linguistic theory and to our understanding of the Celtic languages.

Author: Robert D. Borsley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521481600

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 380

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Leading researchers examine the Celtic languages in comparative perspective, making reference to European and Arabic languages; they use the insights of principles-and-parameters theory. A substantial introduction makes the volume accessible to theoreticians unfamiliar with the Celtic languages and to specialists. The book makes a strong contribution to linguistic theory and to our understanding of the Celtic languages.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Celtic Culture A Celti

Celtic Culture  A Celti

... Towards a Relative Chronology of Ancient and Medieval Celtic Sound Change; Migne, Patrologia Latina 26.357; Brynley F. Roberts, Proc. -]tk International Congress of Celtic Studies 1—9; Russell, Introduction to the Celtic Languages.

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Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094400

Category: Civilization, Celtic

Page: 2128

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Categories: Civilization, Celtic

Support Transmission Education and Target Varieties in the Celtic Languages

Support  Transmission  Education and Target Varieties in the Celtic Languages

Introduction When we talk of the modern Celtic languages today, we refer to the Insular1 Celtic varieties that have maintained (or indeed regained) a degree of their linguistic vitality and that are practised, to varying extents and in ...

Author: Noel Ó Murchadha

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351016254

Category: Education

Page: 108

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Like many languages across the globe, the Celtic languages today are experiencing varying degrees of minoritisation and revitalisation. The experience of the Celtic languages in the twenty-first century is characterised by language shift to English and French, but they have also been the focus of official and grassroots initiatives aimed at reinvigorating the minoritised languages. This modern reality is evident in the profile of contemporary users of the Celtic languages, in the type of variation that they practise, and in their views on Celtic language and society in the twenty-first century. In turn, this reality provides a challenge to preconceived ideas about what the Celtic languages are like and how they should be regarded and managed at local and global levels. This book aims to shed light on some of the main issues facing the Celtic languages into the future and to showcase different approaches to studying such contexts. It presents contributions interested in explicating the modern condition of the Celtic languages. It engages with attitudinal support for the Celtic languages, modes of language transmission, choosing educational models in minority settings, pedagogical approaches for language learners and perceptions of linguistic practices. These issues are considered within the context of language shift and revitalisation in the Celtic languages. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Language, Culture and Curriculum.
Categories: Education