What else happened to English? A brief for the Celtic hypothesis

@article{McWhorter2009WhatEH,
  title={What else happened to English? A brief for the Celtic hypothesis},
  author={J. McWhorter},
  journal={English Language and Linguistics},
  year={2009},
  volume={13},
  pages={163 - 191}
}
  • J. McWhorter
  • Published 2009
  • History
  • English Language and Linguistics
This article argues that despite traditional skepticism among most specialists on the history of English that Brythonic Celtic languages could have had any significant structural impact on English's evolution, the source of periphrastic do in Cornish's equivalent construction is virtually impossible to deny on the basis of a wide range of evidence. That Welsh and Cornish borrowed the construction from English is impossible given its presence in Breton, whose speakers left Britain in the fifth… Expand

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