Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Comparative Celtic Philology
Academic Year
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay  3,000 words  40%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   60%
Supplementary Assessment Essay  40%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   60%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. You will demonstrate a specialist knowledge of issues relating to the common Indo-European origin of the Celtic languages

2. You will demonstrate a specialist knowledge of the development of the phonology, morphology, and syntax of the Celtic languages.

3. You will have an advanced understanding of scholarly debates concerning the development and relationship of the attested Celtic languages

Brief description

Comparative phonology and morphology of the Insular Celtic languages and the Celtic languages of the Continent. The students will learn about the relationship between the languages and with other European languages, and about developments in their phonology, morphology and syntax


A series of 20 lectures on different aspects of comparative Celtic philology (phonology, morphology of the noun, morphology of the verb, syntax, the history of the discipline etc.).

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication The students will be expected to use clear and correct language both written and oral.
Improving own Learning and Performance The students will have to improve their work in response to constructive criticism from their tutors and fellow students
Information Technology The students will be expected to use word processors and on-line resources where appropriate.
Personal Development and Career planning They will learn skills which are important in academic work.
Problem solving Problems arising from the work will be solved by students in seminars and in their written work
Research skills Research skills will be an important part of completing assignments. Students will be expected to use on-line resources where appropriate.
Subject Specific Skills The ability to treat complex data critically
Team work The students will have to discuss and respect the points of view of their fellow students.


This module is at CQFW Level 7