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Syntax of Welsh

ISBN-10: 0521836301

ISBN-13: 9780521836302

Edition: 2007

Authors: Maggie Tallerman, David Willis, Robert D. Borsley, Robert D. Borsley

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Welsh, like the other Celtic languages, is best-known amongst linguists for its verb-initial word order and its use of initial consonant mutations. However it has many more characteristics which are of interest to syntacticians. This is a concise and accessible overview of the major syntactic phenomena of Welsh. A broad variety of topics are covered, including finite and infinitival clauses, noun phrases, agreement and tense, word order, clause structure, dialect variation, and the language's historical Celtic background. Drawing on work carried out in both Principles and Parameters theory and Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar, it takes contemporary colloquial Welsh as its starting point and draws contrasts with a range of literary and dialectal forms of the language, as well as earlier forms (Middle Welsh) were appropriate. An engaging guide to all that is interesting about Welsh syntax, this book will be welcomed by syntactic theorists, typologists, historical linguists and Celticists alike.
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Book details

List price: $178.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/18/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 410
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694

David Willis-Watkins is Charles Hodge Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of Daring Prayer, and editor (with Alexander J. McKelway) of The Context of Contemporary Theology: Essays in Honor of Paul Lehmann.

Introduction
Simple finite clauses
Infinitival clauses
Wh-constructions
Noun phrases
More on agreement
Syntax and mutation
More on verbal syntax
Historical syntax
Welsh as a VSO language