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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.



  • Decoding Middle Welsh Relative Clauses Axel Harlos
  • Political Language: Irish in Northern Ireland from the Shaw’s Road Gaeltacht to the Good Friday Agreement Eileen Coughlan
  • An Early Recording of Welsh from the Berliner Lautarchiv; David Evans at Ruhleben Camp in 1917 M. Awbery
  • A Note on the Ogham Inscription from Buckquoy, Orkney Simon Rodway
  • The Manx Verbal Noun Revisited George Broderick
  • Review Article: Neo-Speakers of Endangered Languages: Theorizing Failure to Learn the Language Properly as Creative Post-Vernacularity Steve Hewitt



  • Hickey, The Sound Structure of Modern Irish (De Gruyter Mouton, 2014)
  • Kaufman, Notes on the Decipherment of Tartessian as Celtic (Institute for the Study of Man, 2015)
  • Stüber, Die Verbalabstrakta des Altirischen (Hempen Verlag, 2015)
  • Sanfelici, Le subordinate non-finite in antico e medio irlandese: il tipo DP doNV (Lincom Europa, 2015)
  • Doyle, A History of the Irish Language: From the Norman Invasion to Independence (Oxford University Press, 2015)
  • King, Modern Welsh: A Comprehensive Grammar, third edition (Routledge, 2016)
  • Oudaer, Hily and le Bihan (eds.), Mélanges en l’honneur de Pierre-Yves Lambert (TIR, 2015)
  • Breatnach, Ó hUiginn, McManus and Simms (eds.), An XIV Comhdháil Idirnáisiúnta sa Léann Ceilteach, Maigh Nuad 2011. Imeachtaí/Proceedings XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, Maynooth 2011 (Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2015)
  • Johnston, Parina and Fomim (eds.), ‘Yn llawer iawn, yn llawn iaith’: Proceddings of the 6th International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica (University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, 2015)


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

The Journal of Celtic Linguistics is abstracted in Linguistic Abstracts.

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