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An Evaluation of the Celtic Hypothesis for Brythonic Celtic influence on Early English

Owen, Judith

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The Celtic Hypothesis attributes some of the major linguistic changes in Old and Middle English to influence from the Brythonic languages that were spoken in Britain at the time of the Anglo-Saxon immigrations beginning in the fifth century. The hypothesis focuses on features of English that do not exist, or are not common, in the other Germanic languages but resemble features in the Celtic languages. From the evidence we have of the socio-political...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (MPhil)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/202445
DOI: 10.25911/5e79d3f40a6f9

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