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Name: Nicholas  Zair
Institution: University of Cambridge
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State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-European
Selected Publications: Monograph: The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic. Leiden & Boston: Brill, in the series Studies in Indo-European Languages and Linguistics

2014: The future perfect in Oscan and Umbrian, and the ō-perfect in South Picene. Transactions of the Philological Society. Early View, 1-19.

2013: Oscan ϝουρουστ and the Roccagloriosa law tablet (with Katherine McDonald). Incontri Linguistici 35 [2012], 31-45.

2013: Individualism in “Osco-Greek” orthography. In Esther-Miriam Wagner, Ben Outhwaite & Bettina Beinhoff (eds.), Scribes as Agents of Language Change, 217-26. Berlin: De Gruyter.

2012: British *-āw- and *-āg-, and the Celtic words for ‘sun’. Die Sprache 49 [2010/2011], 194-216.

2012: Schrijver’s rules for British and Proto-Celtic *ow and *uw before a vowel. In Philomen Probert & Andreas Willi (eds.), Laws and Rules in Indo-European, 147-60. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2012: Reconstructing the Brittonic future/present subjunctive. Journal of Celtic Linguistics 14, 87-110.

2012: A new environment for laryngeal loss in Proto-Celtic. In Benedicte Nielsen Whitehead, Thomas Olander, Birgit Anette Olsen & Jens Elmegård Rasmussen (eds.), The Sound of Indo-European. Phonetics, Phonemics and Morphophonemics, 613-30. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press.

2011: PIE ‘bird’ and ‘egg’ after Schindler. Münchener Studien zur Sprachwissenschaft 65, 287-310.
2011: OIr cuae, MW keu, MB queu ‘hollow’. Ériu 61, 165-8.
2009: OIr. biid < *bhuH-ye/o- and ‘hiatus’ verbs. In Stephanie Jamison, Craig Melchert & Brent Vine (eds.). Proceedings of the 20th UCLA Indo-European Conference: Los Angeles 2008, 213-20. Bremen: Hempen.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Celtic
Courses Taught: Latin and its Neighbours
Classical Philology and Linguistics
Elements of Comparative Linguistics
Classical Questions: Philology
Reviewer of: Sabellian Demonstratives (LL Issue 23.3015)
Aperçu d'une histoire de la langue grecque (LL Issue 22.431)
Zum Germanischen aus laryngaltheoretischer Sicht (LL Issue 19.1577)
On Laryngealism (LL Issue 27.1503)
Reconciling Indo-European Syllabification (LL Issue 26.3057)

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