Celtic Linguistics


This course offers students a broad introduction to linguistics of the Celtic languages, one of the two main language groupings in the British and Irish Isles. The focus is on structural topics and engagement with the language material. We cover the following topics:

  • The place of Celtic in the Indo-European family
  • External history of the Celtic languages
  • Structural properties of the Celtic languages, in both their modern and medieval attestations
  • Topics in linguistic theory for which the Celtic languages furnish valuable material.

The course is also offered to MSc students, as LASC11153, usually if they are able to pass out of introductory structure courses.

See LASC10106 on DRPS.

Check out the course handbook.

About me

I’m Pavel Iosad, and I’m a Senior Lecturer in the department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. ¶ You can always go to the start page to learn more.



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