Studies in Brythonic Word Order

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While Celtic languages are nominally VSO in basic word order, the languages of the Brythonic branch have exhibited striking synchronic and historical variations from the prototype. This volume comprises the very latest research in word order in Welsh, reton and Cornish from nine of the leading scholars in the field. The studies deal with historical, typological and descriptive issues from several approaches (including philological, functional and government and binding). The scope ranges over all the Brythonic languages, as well as the entire diachronic spectrum from the proto-language up to the most recent colloquial trends. The volume provides the expert with a collection of state-of-the-art research and the non-specialist with a comprehensive survey of the problems and debates in a language grouping fraught with intricate questions of word order and word order change.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 83]  1991.  x, 360 pp.
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Table of Contents
Introduction — Word order in Brythonic
James Fife and Erich Poppe
vii
On the history of Brittonic syntax
John Koch
1
Further notes on constituent order in Welsh
Proinsias Mac Cana
45
Focus and the Welsh ‘Abnormal Sentence’: A cross-linguistic perspective
James Fife and Gareth King
81
Word order in Cyfranc Lludd a Llefelys: Notes on the pragmatics of constituent-ordering in MW narrative prose
Erich Poppe
155
Notes on word order in Beunans Meriasek
Ken J. George
205
Some constituent-order frequencies in classical Welsh prose
James Fife
251
Discourse pragmatics of NP-initial sentences in Breton
Lenora A. Timm
275
The directionality of the Head subcategorizational in Welsh
Maggie Tallerman
311
The function of the Cleft and Non-cleft constituent orders in modern Welsh
T. Arwyn Watkins
329
Subject index
353
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BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  91034225