From dawn to twilight: Potential origins and current developments of the Celtic languages

PLM2012 Satellite session

The Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures in the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, is pleased to invite submissions for a special Celtic Satellite Session organized as part of the 43rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting. The organizers invite established scholars as well as young researchers working in the field of Celtic Studies to submit paper proposals (max. 300 words) for talks of twenty minutes plus ten minutes of discussion. Please submit your paper proposals using the EasyChair system.

The aim of this panel is to provide a platform for the discussion of recent findings related to the development of the Celtic languages. Papers are invited on topics covering all historical periods. Topics may include, but are not restricted to, the controversy over the origins of the Celtic language family, subsequent developments among the Celtic languages, and current sociolinguistic debates including minority language rights and language planning.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the session organizers:

Karolina Rosiak (karolka at
Paula Śledzińska (psledzinska at

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Poznań!

Sample references:

Ball, Martin J. (ed.). 1993. The Celtic languages. London: Routledge.
Cunliffe, Barry and John T. Koch (eds.). 2010. Celtic from the West: Alternative Perspectives from Archaelology, Genetics, Language and Literature. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
Durkacz, Victor E. 1983. The Decline of the Celtic languages: A study of linguistic and cultural conflict in Scotland, Wales and Ireland from the Reformation to the twentieth century. Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers, Ltd.
Fishman, Joshua A. (ed.). 2001. Can threatened languages be saved? Reversing language shift, revisited: A 21st century perspective. Clevendon: Multilingual Matters.
Grenoble, Lenore A. and Lindsay G. Whaley. 1998. Endangered languages: Current issues and future prospects. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jenkins, Geraint H. (ed.). 1998. Language and community in the nineteenth century. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
Koch, John T. 2009. Tartessian. Celtic in the South-west at the Dawn of History. Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications.
Mac Giolla Chríost, Diarmait. 2005. The Irish language in Ireland: From Goidel to Globalisation. London: Routledge.
MacKinnon, Kenneth. 1991. Gaelic: A Past and Future Prospect. Edinburgh: Saltire Society.
May, Stephen. 2008. Language and minority rights: ethnicity, nationalism and the politics of language. New York: Routledge.
Morris, Delyth. 2010. Welsh in the 21st century. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
Schrijver, Peter. 2011. 'La langue hattique et sa pertinence possible pour les contacts linguistiques préhistoriques en Europe occidentale'. In C. Ruiz Darasse & E. Luján (Eds.), Contacts linguistiques dans l’Occident méditerranéen antique (pp. 241-255). Madrid: Casa de Velasquez.
Williams, Glyn and Delyth Morris. 2000. Language planning and language use: Welsh in a global age. Cardiff: University of Wales Press.
Wright, Sue. 2004. Language policy and language planning: from nationalism to globalisation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.