Home > Research > Publications & Outputs > Synthetism and analytism in the Celtic languages

Electronic data

  • CL2015-awrk

    Accepted author manuscript, 118 KB, PDF document


View graph of relations

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

Research output: Contribution to conference - Without ISBN/ISSN Abstractpeer-review

Publication date2015
Number of pages2
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventCorpus Linguistics 2015 - Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 20/07/2015 → …


ConferenceCorpus Linguistics 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period20/07/15 → …


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).