English and Celtic in Contact (Routledge Studies in Germanic by Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Heli Paulasto

By Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Heli Paulasto

This booklet offers the 1st accomplished account of the background and volume of Celtic impacts in English. Drawing on either unique study and latest paintings, it covers either the earliest medieval contacts and their linguistic results and the reflexes of later, early glossy and smooth contacts, specifically a variety of local types of English.

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