Studia Celto-Slavica 10: Journal of the Learned Association Societas Celto-Slavica, volume 10

Maxim Fomin (Editor), Séamus Mac Mathúna (Editor), Dafydd Johnston (Editor), Tatyana Mikhailova (Editor), George Broderick, Ksenia Kudenko, Angelika Rüdiger, Ricarda Scherschel, Tanguy Solliec, Till Vogt

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The volume contains the second part of proceedings of the 8th International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica at the University of Heidelberg convened between 2-3 September 2016. George Broderick (‘Recording the last native Manx speakers 1909-1972’) discusses the last native Manx Gaelic speakers, especially the circumstances of their recording, their interviewers, their comments, as well as additional information from various scholars’ field-work. Ksenia Kudenko (‘The salmon episodes in Tochmarc Moméra and Macgnímartha Finn: Les mythes se pensent entre eux’) offers an exegesis of the king’s transformation in the medieval Irish saga Tochmarc Moméra (TM), offering its comparison with other Irish sources (most notably, Macgnímartha Finn), and contextualising TM within larger narrative and hermeneutic frameworks. Angelika H. Rüdiger (‘Writing Britain’s Celtic history in the nineteenth century: the study of folk tradition by Sir John Rhŷs’) investigates the way in which John Rhŷs used traditions of Welsh folklore, namely the one connected with the Tylwyth Teg, the Welsh fairies, in order to construct and support a hypothesis about the pre-history of the British Isles. Ricarda Scherschel (‘Middle Welsh yn in verbal noun phrases’) proposes a four-way classification of non-aspectual yn + verbal noun- phrases into adjunct, complement, absolute und adnominal uses and introduces a semantic mapping of yn + verbal noun-phrases to explain their functional overlaps. Tanguy Solliec (‘Unity in diversity? A fine-grained approach to linguistic geography of Breton by means of dialectometry’) studies phonetic variations in Breton from 23 locations in the central part of Lower Brittany. He adopts the dialectometry method and the Levenshtein (1966) algorithm – customised by Brun-Trigaud (2014; 2016) for Breton – focusing on the measurement of phonetic distance between forms of various words in those locations. Till Vogt (‘A typological study of Lower Sorbian and Breton word order’) provides a typological classification of Lower Sorbian and Breton comparing them inter alia with their closest relatives and their dominating languages.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrest
PublisherCentre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique
Commissioning bodySocietas Celto-Slavica
Number of pages202
ISBN (Print)979-10-92331-46-2
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 17 Dec 2019
Event8th International Colloquium of Societas Celto-Slavica - Internationales Wissenschaft Forum , Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: 2 Sept 20163 Sept 2016
Conference number: 8

Publication series

NameStudia Celto-Slavica
PublisherCentre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique
ISSN (Print)2058-9050


  • Manx
  • Tochmarc Moméra
  • Macgnímartha Finn
  • Manx speakers
  • Sir John Rhys
  • Welsh folklore
  • Tylwyth Teg
  • Middle Welsh
  • verbal noun phrases
  • linguistic geography
  • Breton dialects
  • dialectometry
  • phonetic distance
  • linguistic typology
  • Lower Sorbian
  • word order


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