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The Syntax of Welsh (Cambridge Syntax Guides)

Robert D. Borsley; Maggie Tallerman; David Willis

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ISBN 10: 0521836301 / ISBN 13: 9780521836302
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2007
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Title: The Syntax of Welsh (Cambridge Syntax Guides...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used: Good

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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 book, first published in 2007, provides 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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A concise and accessible 2007 overview of the major syntactic characteristics of Welsh, covering topics such as finite and infinitival clauses, noun phrases, agreement and tense, word order, subjects, clause structure, dialect variation, and the language's historical Celtic background. Will be welcomed by syntactic theorists, typologists, historical linguists and Celticists alike.

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