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Celtic languages and literature

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  • The Brindled Cat and the Nightingale's Tongueby Louis De Paor; Ronan Browne; Kevin Anderson; Biddy Jenkinson; Mary O'Donoghue

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 14.51

    Louis de Paor is one of Ireland?s leading Irish-language poets, and was a key ?gure in the Irish language poetry renaissance of the 1980s and 90s. He has worked closely on English translations of his poetry, with his co-translators fully engaging with the original poem in Irish. Keenly aware of the more destructive aspects of translation, he and his... more...

  • Celtic Linguistics / Ieithyddiaeth Geltaiddby Martin J. Ball; James Fife; Erich Poppe; Jenny Rowland

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 213.00

    This collection of papers on the Brythonic languages of the Celtic group is divided into four parts: Welsh linguistics, Breton and Cornish linguistics, literary linguistics, and historical linguistics. This has resulted in a book providing a thorough and comprehensive coverage of this branch of Celtic studies prepared by leading scholars in the field.... more...

  • Celtic Names in Western and Eastern European Languagesby Marius Albu

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 129.95

    This book brings together seemingly unrelated Eastern and Western languages and finds common Celtic roots and reference points within them. more...

  • Colloquial Welshby Gareth King

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Colloquial Welsh provides a step-by-step course in Welsh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Welsh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.... more...

  • Fairiesby Janet Bord

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    Tales of fairies at the bottom of the garden are usually dismissed as fantasy, but many ordinary people claim to have encountered them. Fairy lore has a long history, deeply ingrained in the folk memory of many different peoples and cultures. Janet Bord's fascinating investigation of this unexplored aspect of the supernatural reveals where you might... more...

  • An Introduction to the Celtic Languagesby Paul Russell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    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)... more...

  • Kolmar übersetzenby Regina Nörtemann; Vera Viehöver

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 26.71

    Hauptbeschreibung Wegen ihrer ausgeprägten Formbindung, ihrer überbordenden Bildlichkeit und der Vielzahl sprachlicher Neuschöpfungen stellt Gertrud Kolmars Lyrik für jeden Übersetzer eine außergewöhnliche Herausforderung dar. Ausgehend vom konkreten Material werden in den Beiträgen spezifische Probleme der Wortwahl, des Satzbaus, der Klangstruktur... more...

  • Murmurby Menna Elfyn; Elin ap Hywel; Joseph P. Clancy; Gillian Clarke; Damian Walford Davies

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Menna Elfyn's latest collection in Welsh and English is full of murmurings, such as the need 'to walk the earth as if there's a baby sleeping next door'. Murmur is a poetry of meditation, from the reverberations of dead poets to murmurs of the heart which force the poet to dwell on the irregular beat of the poet's lot. Distant sounds too are heard... more...

  • The Plight of Three Celtic Languages – Welsh, Irish, and Gaelicby Keith Hamnett

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    This study examines the current situation of the Celtic languages in Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It demonstrates how, over a significant period of time, they shifted under pressure from the domination of English from monolingualism to bilingualism. more...

  • Studies in Brythonic Word Orderby James Fife; Erich Poppe

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 188.00

    While Celtic languages are nominally VSO in basic word order, the languages of the Brythonic branch have exhibited striking synchronic and historical variations from the prototype. This volume comprises the very latest research in word order in Welsh, reton and Cornish from nine of the leading scholars in the field. The studies deal with historical,... more...