The Celtic Languages

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Martin Ball, James Fife
Taylor & Francis, 1993 - Foreign Language Study - 682 pages
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This comprehensive volume describes in depth all the Celtic languages from historical, structural and sociolinguistic perspectives, with individual chapters on Irish, Scottish, Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton and Cornish.
Organized for ease of reference, The Celtic Languages is arranged in four parts.
The first, Historical Aspects, covers the origin and history of the Celtic languages, their spread and retreat, present-day distribution and a sketch of the extant and recently extant languages.
Parts II and III describe the structural detail of each language, including phonology, mutation, morphology, syntax, dialectology and lexis.
The final part provides wide-ranging sociolinguistic detail, such as areas of usage (in government, church, media, education, business), maintenance (institutional support offered), and prospects for survival (examination of demographic changes and how they affect these languages).

Special Features:
* Presents the first modern, comprehensive linguistic description of this important language family
* Provides a full discussion of the likely progress of Irish, Welsh and Breton
* Includes the most recent research on newly discovered Continental Celtic inscriptions

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JSTOR: The Celtic Languages
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Appendix E: Cornish Language Bibliography
George, K. (1993) 'The Revived Languages: Revived Cornish', in Ball, mj with Fife J. (eds) (1993) The Celtic Languages, London: Routledge. (pp 644-654) ... 497666/ docs/ 254795/ appendixE_cornish_language.doc

Publication List of Terence Odlin
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About the author (1993)

Martin J. Ball is Hawthorne-BORSF Endowed Professor, and Head of the Department of Communicative Disorders, and Director of the Doris B. Hawthorne Center for Special Education and Communication Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (London). Dr Ball has authored and edited twenty books, over 20 contributions to collections and over thirty refereed articles in academic journals. He is co-editor of the journal Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics. His main research interests include clinical phonetics and phonology, and the linguistics of Welsh. He is currently President of the International Clinical Phonetics and Linguistics Association.

Nicole Müller is Associate Professor in Communicative Disorders at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and also holds a Hawthorne- BORSF professorship. Dr Müller has published widely in both book and journal form in various areas of language disorders, as well the syntax and semantics of natural language. Particular areas of interest include historical and comparative Celtic linguistics, clinical discourse studies and pragmatics, specifically as applied to Alzheimer's Disease, communication disorders and multilingualism, and professional voice use in university professors.

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