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Title: The Celtic Languages
Edited By: Donald MacAulay
Description:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously published title.

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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Breton
Cornish
Irish
Gaelic, Scottish
Manx
Welsh
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521088917
ISBN-13: 9780521088916
Prices: U.K. £ 29.99
U.S. $ 55.00