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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   13 / 2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Standard Average European and the Celticity of English Intensifiers and Reflexives: Some considerations and implications
by Erich Poppe
pp 251-266

What Else Happened to English? A Brief for the Celtic Hypothesis
by John H McWhorter
pp 163-191

Traces of Historical Infinitive in English Dialects and their Celtic Connections
by Juhani Klemola
pp 295-308

An Explanation for the Early Phonemicisation of a Voice Contrast in English Fricatives
by Stephen Laker
pp 213-226

Celtic Influence on Old English and West Germanic
by Angelika Lutz
pp 227-249

Special Issue on Re-Evaluating the Celtic Hypothesis
by Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola
pp 155-161

The Rise of it-Clefting in English: Areal-typological and contact-linguistic considerations
by Markku Filppula
pp 267-293

Celtic Influence on Old English: Phonological and phonetic evidence
by Peter Schrijver
pp 193-211

Celtic Influence in English? Yes and No
by Theo Vennemann
pp 309-334

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
LL Issue: 20.2403