Current Issues in Celtic Linguistics

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Editors in chief

  • Andrew Carnie, University of Arizona
  • Michael Hammond, University of Arizona
  • Diane Ohala, University of Arizona

Editors board members

  • Joe Eska, Virginia Tech
  • Máire Ní Chiosain, University College, Dublin
  • Pavel Iosad, University of Edinburgh.
  • Melanie Jouitteau, IKER, CNRS, France
  • James McCloskey, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Stefan Moal, Universite de Rennes 2
  • Silva Nurmio, University of Helsinki
  • David Willis, Oxford University

Aims and scope

This series is centered around linguistic approaches to the Celtic languages (including Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Manx, Welsh, Breton, Cornish, new varieties of these languages, and extinct Celtic languages such as Continental Celtic, Old Welsh, Old Irish etc). We will also consider volumes written about heavily Celtic-influenced non-Celtic languages, such as Hebridean English, Scots, and Hiberno English.

We accept volumes in all areas of linguistics including, but not limited to: syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology, phonetics, computational linguistics, language acquisition, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, geolinguistics, corpus linguistics, applied linguistics and language documentation and revitalization. A diversity of theoretical and methodological approaches is welcome.

The series invites proposals for monographs and edited volumes reporting on high quality research. The series particularly welcomes work that is grounded in novel empirical research as well as work that represents the state-of-the-art in theory.


Proposals of 3-10 pages are invited for monographs and edited volumes. The proposal should include

  • The planned volume title and author/editor information.
  • A summary of the content of the book and major claims
  • Details of the book structure (e.g. chapter titles, titles of papers, author’s names).
  • In the case of edited volumes, a very short (no more than 1 paragraph) abstract of each contribution.
  • In the case of monographs, a very short summary of each chapter.
  • An approximate timeline for publication.


All book proposals will under go anonymous peer review and must receive a majority vote from the editorial board. The chief editors reserve the right to make final approval.


English (preferred), French or any of the vernacular Modern Celtic Languages* (Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton).

Volumes written in the Celtic languages must also contain a chapter-by-chapter summary in English or French. (2) Given that community proofreaders are unlikely to be able to assist in the production of books written in the Celtic languages, authors of volumes not written in English or French will be expected to hire, at their own expense, professional copy editors/proof-readers with competency in the language.

Open Science

We strongly encourage authors to make their research data available to editors, reviewers, and readers without restrictions whenever possible. Authors are also encouraged to consider the FAIR Data Principles when depositing data, or to share their data via public data repositories, e.g. the CORE repository of Humanities Common, Zenodo,or GitHub.


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