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Synthetism and analytism in the Celtic languages: applying some newer typological indicators based on rank-frequency statistics

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Publication date2015
Number of pages2
Pages239-240
Original languageEnglish
EventCorpus Linguistics 2015 - Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 20/07/2015 → …

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ConferenceCorpus Linguistics 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLancaster
Period20/07/15 → …

Abstract

This study applies some newer quantitative typological indicators to elucidate relationships and evolution within the Celtic language family. These indicators are distinctive from earlier typological indicators in that they require no morphosyntactic analysis but rely purely on rank-frequency or type-token statistics. Descriptively, the work extends the typological analysis of Tristram (2009) on Celtic, which excluded three of the languages (Manx, Cornish, and Scottish Gaelic).