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Centres and Peripheries in Celtic Linguistics

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Edited By Maria Bloch-Trojnar and Mark Ó Fionnáin

This book examines various aspects of Celtic linguistics from a general and more specific point of view. Amongst the topics investigated is the system of Irish initial mutations from both a linguistic universal and contrastive perspective. Other contributions analyse and cast new light on deverbal adjectives and assertive and declarative speech acts in Irish, communication and language transmission, change and policy, Breton and Sorbian grammars, as well as other issues of sociolinguistics in Irish, Welsh and Breton.

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Editors’ Preface

Martin J. Ball and Nicole Müller

Sonority and Initial Consonant Mutation in Modern Celtic

Maria Bloch-Trojnar

Peripheral, Yet in the Centre – A Note on the Use of -ach in Deverbal Adjective Formation in Irish

Magdalena Chudak

Variation in the Initial Consonants of Some Irish Pronouns

Krzysztof Jaskuła

Brittonic and Goidelic Word-Initial Consonantal Alterations – Facts and Figures

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