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The Celtic Languages
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 ...more
Paperback, 488 pages
Published October 1st 2008 by Cambridge University Press
(first published February 11th 1993)
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Excellent and informative survey of the modern-day Celtic languages: individual chapters are devoted to Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish, all with an introduction briefly covering each language's history, present-day realms of usage and sociolinguistic matters, and synchronic dialect variation; followed by extensive commentary and overview on syntax, morphology and phonology for each language. This book is excellent as an overview, and has good bibliographic notes ...more