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CE5015: MEDIEVAL GAELIC LANGUAGE I (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:11


Course Overview

The course provides a basic introduction to Old Gaelic, and is an exciting option for students who are interested in exploring the history of modern Scottish Gaelic, and/or curious about Celtic grammatical structures. We will read some basic texts in the original language. Any previous language study will be an advantage. Old Gaelic is the earliest form of a Celtic language which we can reconstruct with some certainty. It holds the key to the earliest vernacular literature north of the Alps, and is the earliest attested form of both Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Aideen O'Leary

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • (Studied)
  • (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course provides a basic introduction to Old Gaelic - the earliest form of a Celtic language which we can reconstruct with some certainty. Old Gaelic holds the key to the earliest vernacular literature north of the Alps. It is also of prime importance to comparative Celtic Philology, as it is the earliest attested form of both Irish and Scottish Gaelic. The course consists of an exposition of Old Gaelic grammar accompanied by appropriate translation exercises and grammatical interpretation of selected passages in Old Gaelic. The course will also take some account of the similarities and differences between Old Gaelic and the other Insular Celtic languages.

Further Information & Notes

This course will be available in 2016/17.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Letters in Scandinavian Studies (Viking & Medieval Studies)

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

Two-hour examination (60%), 2 language exercises (10% each), and 2 in-class tests (10% each).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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