Journal of Celtic Linguistics

Language: English and Welsh

Published Annually in January

Print ISSN: 0962-1377 Online ISSN: 2058-5063

About the Journal

The Journal of Celtic Linguistics publishes articles and reviews on all aspects of the linguistics of the Celtic languages, modern, medieval and ancient, with particular emphasis on synchronic studies, while not excluding diachronic and comparative-historical work. This journal is of great interest to students of languages and Celtic studies, as well as general public interested in the linguistic progression within Celtic languages and linguistic history. The editor is Lecturer in the Welsh Department at Aberystwyth University, and is supported by an editorial board including representatives from Oxford and Cambridge universities, and from universities across Europe and North America.

Papers are invited in English, French or German on all fields/‘levels’ of analysis; phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics; formal or functional, cross-language typological or language-internal, dialectological or sociolinguistic, any theoretical paradigm.



  • A Corpus-Based Perspective on the Formation of Passive Potential Adjectives in Irish – Maria Bloch-Trojnar
  • Voiceless Nasals in Welsh Michael Hammond
  • ADIL ‘de(i)n’ – Indeclinable? Helen Imhoff
  • Agweddau Cymharol ar Astudiaeth o Enwau Personol Cymraeg Alexander Falileyev
  • A Reply to Repanšek’s Review of Mikhailova, Gall’skij jazyk (JCL 19) Tatyana Mikhailova
  • Review Article: A Cutting Edge Analysis of Breton Phonological Data Steve Hewitt



  • Asmus and Grawunder, Vowel Length in Welsh Monosyllables (Edwin Mellen Press, 2017) (De Gruyter Mouton, 2014)- Iwan Wmffre
  • Delamarre, Les nom de Gaulois (Les Cent Chemins, 2017) – David Stifter
  • Haeussler and King (eds.), Celtic Religions in the Roman Period (Celtic Studies Publications, 2017) – Simon Rodway
  • Poppe, Stüber and Widmer (eds.), Referential Properties and their Impact on the Syntax of Insular Celtic Languages (Nodus, 2017) – David Willis
  • Ter Horst, Codeswitching in the Irish-Latin Leabhar Breac (LOT, 2017) – Erich Poppe
  • King, Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar, third edition (Routledge, 2016)
  • Sims-Williams (ed.), Liber Coronacionis Britanorum (CMCS, 2017) – Paul Russell
  • Owen and Gruffydd, Place-Names of Flintshire (University of Wales Press, 2017) – Oliver Padel
  • Durham and Morris (eds.), Sociolinguistics in Wales (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) – Richard Glyn Roberts


Dr Simon Rodway, Aberystwyth University


Reviews Editor: Dr Alexander Falileyev, Goginan

Dr David Cram, Jesus College, Oxford

Professor Joseph F. Eska, Virginia Tech

Dr Deborah Hayden, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies

Dr Graham Isaac, National University of Ireland, Galway

Dr Daniel le Bris, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest

Dr Bob Morris-Jones, Aberystwyth University

Professor Roibeard Ó Maolalaigh, University of Glasgow

Professor Erich Poppe, Philipps-Universität Marburg

Dr Elena Parina, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

Dr David Willis, Selwyn College, Cambridge

Abstracting and Indexing

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