An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

An Introduction to the Celtic Languages

by Paul Russell
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781317894551
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/15/2014
Series:
Longman Linguistics Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
366
File size:
12 MB
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