9780582100817

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

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  • ISBN13:

    9780582100817

  • ISBN10:

    058210081X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1995-06-01
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman Ltd

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
The periods of the Celtic languages
The Historical background to the Celtic Languages
The Goidelic Languages
Irish
The Brittonic Languages
Welsh
The orthographies of the Celtic Languages
Lenition and mutations: phonetics, phonology and morphology
Verbal nouns, verbs and nouns
Word order in the Celtic languages
References
Index
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