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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics
Edited By: Andrew Carnie
Description:

This collection brings together the latest research into the syntax, semantics,
phonology, phonetics and morphology of the Celtic languages. Based on
presentations given at the Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics Conference
in 2009, this book contains articles by leading Celtic linguists on Breton, Modern
Irish, Old Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Welsh, on a wide variety of topics ranging
from the syntax and semantics of clefts to the articulatory phonology of fortis
sonorants.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonetics
Phonology
Semantics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): Breton
Irish
Gaelic, Scottish
Welsh
Irish, Old
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781443829038
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