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The Celtic Languages : Cambridge Language Surveys - Donald Macaulay

The Celtic Languages

Cambridge Language Surveys

By: Donald Macaulay (Editor), S. R. Anderson (Editor), J. Bresnan (Editor), B. Comrie (Editor), W. Dressler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th February 1993
ISBN: 9780521231275
Number Of Pages: 488

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Six modern Celtic languages are described in this volume. Four of these, Modern Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh and Breton, are living community languages. The other two, Manx and Cornish, survived into the modern period, but are no longer extant as community languages, though they are the subject of enthusiastic revivals. The Celtic Languages sets them briefly in their Indo-European context, and states their general relationships within the broader Celtic language family. Individual linguistic studies are first placed in their sociolinguistic and sociohistorical context. A detailed synchronic account of each language then follows, including syntax, morphology, phonology, morphophonology, dialect variation and distribution. Each description is based on a common plan, thus facilitating comparison among the different languages. This latest volume in the Cambridge Language Surveys will be welcomed by all scholars of the Celtic languages, but has also been designed to be accessible to any reader with only a basic knowledge of linguistics.

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"The Celtic Languages is an admirable book, providing clear and detailed analyses of these six languages. It should prove to be an excellent introduction to new students, as well as a solid reference work for the more experienced linguist." Language Quarterly

The Celtic languages: an overview
The Gaelic Languages
The Irish language
The Manx language
The Scottish Gaelic language
The Brittonic Languages
The Welsh language
The Cornish language
The Breton language
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ISBN: 9780521231275
ISBN-10: 0521231272
Series: Cambridge Language Surveys
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 26th February 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.88