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Celtic languages and literature

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Midnight Courtby Brian Merriman; Frank O'Connor; Brian Bourke

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    Award-winning edition of this outstanding translation of Brian Merriman's eighteenth-century erotic masterpiece. Translated by Frank O'Connor Illustrations by Brian Bourke. 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...

  • The Welsh Languageby Janet Davies

    University of Wales Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    The most up-to-date history and assessment of one of Europe’s oldest living languages. more...

  • Introduction to the Celtic Languages, Anby 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...

  • 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...

  • Kolmar übersetzenby Regina Nörtemann; Vera Viehöver

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 26.36

    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...