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Celtic languages and literature

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  • The Gaelic-English Dictionaryby Colin B.D. Mark

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 87.95

    This book fulfils a keenly-felt need for a modern, comprehensive dictionary of Scottish Gaelic into English. The numerous examples of usage and idiom in this work have been modelled on examples culled from modern literature, and encompass many registers ranging from modern colloquial speech, to more elaborate literary constructions. The main contemporary... more...

  • Welsh and Proud of Itby Cerys Jones

    Summersdale 2015; US$ 7.99

    Celebrate Welsh roots and explore some of Wales' most fascinating facts and charming quotes in this miscellany fit for anyone who loves the land of song "But it is my happiness to be half Welsh, and that the better half."  ?Richard Cobden "The Welsh are not meant to go out in the sun. They start to photosynthesise."  ?Rhys Ifans Wales... more...

  • The Sound Structure of Modern Irishby Raymond Hickey

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The Sound Structure of Modern Irish contains essential information about the phonology of modern Irish along with many analyses of general linguistic issues. A major focus of the book is on a typological comparison between Irish and a number of other languages which have functionalised such phenomena as palatalisation and/or initial mutation.... more...

  • The Syntax of the Celtic Languagesby Robert D. Borsley; Ian Roberts

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 76.00

    This 1996 book examines Celtic languages in comparative perspective, with a substantial introduction to the field. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Kolmar übersetzenby Regina Nörtemann; Vera Viehöver

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 25.62

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Bloodaxe Books 2014; US$ 13.05

    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...