English and Celtic in Contact

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Markku Filppula, Juhani Klemola, Heli Paulasto
Routledge, 2008 - Literary Criticism - 312 pages
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This book provides the first comprehensive account of the history and extent of Celtic influences in English. Drawing on both original research and existing work, it covers both the earliest medieval contacts and their linguistic effects and the reflexes of later, early modern and modern contacts, especially various regional varieties of English.

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Brilliant book all the way around! It might form the basis for my PhD dissertation someday. Read full review

About the author (2008)

Markku Filppula is Professor of English at the University of Joensuu and Docent in English Philology at the University of Helsinki.

Juhani Klemola is Professor of English at the University of Tampere and co-editor of Speech Past and Present: Studies in English Dialectology in Memory of Ossi Ihalainen (1996) and of The Celtic Roots of English (2002).

Heli Paulasto (former Pitkänen) is a Joensuu-based dialectologist and is co-editor of The Celtic Roots of English (2002).

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