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.


  • Institutions
  • Print only £58
  • Online only £58
  • Combined £106
  • Individuals
  • Print only £35
  • Online only £35
  • Combined £58


English Loanwords in the Irish of Iorras Aithneach – New Vowels in a Government and Licensing Analysis Krzysztof Jaskuła

On the Etymology of the River-name Ruhr and Some of its Central-European Cognates: Celtic or not Celtic – That is the Question – Harald Bichlmeier

The Syntax of Absolute Verbal Fo- rms in Early Welsh Poetry: A Survey – Simon Rodway

Left Branch Extraction and Clitic Placement in Gaulish – Bernard Mees

Towards a Historical Treebank of Middle and Early Modern Welsh, Part I: Workflow and POS Tagging – Marieke Meelen and David Willis



Sinner and Velaza (eds.), Paleohispanic Languages and Epigraphies (Oxford University Press, 2019); Untermann, Monumenta Linguarum Hispanicarum, Band VI (Reichert, 2018) – Patrick Sims-Williams

Jones (ed.), Arthur in Early Welsh Poetry (Modern Humanities Research Association, 2019) – Stefan Schumacher

Hammond (ed.), Personal Names and Naming Practices in Medieval Scotland (Boydell & Brewer, 2019); King (ed.).

Scottish Gaelic Place-names: The Collected Works of Charles M. Robertson 1864-1927 (Clò Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba, 2019) – Kay Muhr

Sims-Williams (ed.), Sir John Rhys Studies (Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 77, Summer 2019) – Bernhard Maier

Kailuweit, Künkel and Staudinger (eds.), Applying and Expanding Role and Reference Grammar (Freiburg Institute

for Advanced Studies, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 2018) – Mícheál Hoyne

Studia Celto-Slavica: Journal of the Learned Association Societas Celto-Slavica, Volume 10 (Éditions du Centre de

Recherche Bretonne et Celtique, 2019) – Simon Rodway


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

Professor David Willis, Jesus College, Oxford

Abstracting and Indexing

The Journal of Celtic Linguistics is abstracted in Linguistic Abstracts.

Publication Ethics

To view a statement on our publication ethics, please click here.