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Languages in Britain and Ireland G Price

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This volume provides updated and expanded entries on the established languages of Britain and the Republic of Ireland, as well as including community or immigrant languages and British Sign Language. The focus is on historical and sociolinguistic aspects of the languages covered.

Languages in Britain and Ireland Résumé

Languages in Britain and Ireland G Price

This book builds on the success of Glanville Price's The Languages of Britain, published in 1984, which was widely acclaimed as the most lively, reliable, and comprehensive survey of the great number of languages that have at one time or another taken root in Britain. This new book draws on contributions from a range of scholars to provide authoritative surveys of all the well-established languages currently spoken in Britain and Ireland, namely the Celtic languages, English, Scots, and the Norman French dialects of the Channel Islands, as well as of Cornish, Manx and Norn (the Norse language of the Northern Isles), which died out relatively recently. Chapters on Romani and the recently arrived community (or immigrant) languages are also included. The importance of Latin and Anglo-Norman as spoken languages in Britain at different periods in the past is recognized and there are chapters on such little known languages as Cumbric, Pictish and the Flemish of south-west Wales. The focus is on historical and sociolinguistic aspects of the languages covered, including their use as literary languages, and their present situation.

À propos de G Price

Glanville Price is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Wales Aberystwyth. His previous publications include The French Language, Present and Past (1971), The Languages of Britain (1984) and the Encyclopedia of the Languages of Europe (Blackwell, 1998). He also rewrote Byrne and Churchill's Comprehensive French Grammar for its fourth edition, published in 1993.


The Contributors. List of Maps and Figures. Preface. Acknowledgements. Note on References. Introduction. 1. Prehistoric Britain. (Glanville Price) 2. Irish in Ireland. (Cathair O Dochartaigh) 3. Irish in Early Britain. (Glanville Price) 4. Scottish Gaelic. (Kenneth MacKinnon) 5. Manx. (Robert L. Thomson) 6. British. (Glanville Price) 7. Welsh. (Janet Davies) 8. Cornish. (Philip Payton) 9. Cumbric. (Glanville Price) 10. Pictish. (Glanville Price) 11. Latin. (Glanville Price) 12. English. (Glanville Price) 13. Scots. (Jeremy J. Smith) 14. Norse and Norn. (Michael P. Barnes) 15. Flemish in Wales. (Lauran Tourians) 16. French in the Channel Islands. (Glanville Price) 17. Anglo-Norman. (D. A. Trotter) 18. Romani. (Glanville Price) 19. Community Languages. (Viv Edwards) Index.

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