|Assessment length / details
|3,000 word essay
|2 Hours 2 hour exam
|3,000 word essay Candidates will be expected to retake element(s) which they fail
|2 Hours 2 hour exam Candidates will be expected to retake element(s) which they fail
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
understand elementary linguistic concepts
have an idea of the relationship of the Celtic languages to one another and to other European languages
outline key phonological, morphological and syntactical developments in the Celtic languages
be able to apply linguistic data to questions arising from other fields of Celtic studies
This module is an introduction to the comparative study of the Celtic languages. We shall discuss elements of the philology of the early Celtic languages, including phonology, morphology and syntax. There is an emphasis on how to use philology in the related fields of history, onomastics, inscriptions, literary history, textual studies etc.
• Sound changes I: Indo-European to Common Celtic
• Sound changes II: Common Celtic to the ancient Celtic languages
• Sound changes III: Brittonic sound changes
• Sound changes IV: Goidelic sound changes
• Comparison of proper nouns in the Celtic languages
• The question of inter-Celtic loanwords
• The morphology of the noun
• The morphology of the verb
|Application of Number
|Written: clear articulation of ideas and analysis in written assignments. Verbal: class contribution, presentation and interaction
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|By independent research; tutor feedback on written work and oral contribution in class; developing time/work management skills; reflecting upon presentational skills and other written work.
|For research purposes (assignments and presentations); word-processing. Using electronic research and bibliographic resources; accessing Blackboard for course materials.
|Personal Development and Career planning
|By critical engagement (verbal and written) with intellectual concepts.
|Through independent research for written assessment, presentation and oral contribution in class. Using electronic research and bibliographical resources
|Subject Specific Skills
|Getting to grips with historical linguistics and issues surrounding the relationship and development of the Celtic languages
This module is at CQFW Level 6