An Introduction to the Celtic Languages Paperback
by Paul Russell
Part of the Longman Linguistics Library series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 366 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/06/1995
- Category: linguistics
- ISBN: 9780582100817