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Professor Malachy McKenna

phone: +353-1-6140176
e-mail: mmckenna@celt.dias.ie

Research Interests

Dialectology (synchronic and diachronic)

Publications

Books

A handbook of modern spoken Breton (Tübingen 1988)

(ed.) Roparz Hemon: kouioù & hengoun lennegel ar Brezhoneg. Cuimhní cinn agus stair liteartha na Briotáinise (Dublin 1996)

The spiritual rose (Dublin 2001)

Seanchas Rann na Feirste: is fann guth an éin a labhras leis féin (Coiscéim, Dublin, 2005).

Articles

‘Initial stress in the Breton of Guémené-sur-Scroff‘, Celtica 14 (1981) 62-3

Gutaí fada neamhaiceanta in oirdheisceart Uladh’, Éigse 19 (1982) 145-9

‘A note on a feature of Omeath Irish’, Celtica 15 (1983) 65-6

‘A note on East Ulster nar and Old Irish náthar, nár, Celtica 16 (1984) 52

‘The Breton Literary tradition’, Celtica 16 (1984) 35-51

‘Breton dialectology: a sample survey’, Scéala Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh 1 (1987) 26

Heinrich Wagner: an appreciation’, Scéala Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh 2 (1988) 10-11

‘The Breton of Guémené-sur-Scorff‘, Scéala Scoil an Léinn Cheiltigh 3 (1989) 44-7

‘Historically-long stressed vowels in a south-east Ulster text’, Celtica 21 (1990) 265-72

‘Conjugation of the verb in modern Celtic and Basque: from inflection to periphrasis’ in Bechert, et. al. (ed.) Toward a typology of European languages (1990) 185-92

‘On pecthad “sinner” in the Würzburg Glosses’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 44 (1991) 79

‘A textual history of The spiritual rose‘, Clogher Record 14 (1991) 52-73

‘Conjugation of the verb in east Ulster Irish: now you see it, now you don’t’, Journal of Celtic linguistics 1 (1991) 23-60

Heinrich Wagner (1923-88)’ in R. E. Asher (ed.) The encyclopedia of language and linguistics (1994) 49-59

‘Roparz Hemon and the Breton literary tradition’ in M. McKenna (ed.) Roparz Hemon … Cuimhní cinn agus stair liteartha na Briotáinise (1996) 45-61

‘Towards a Lexical Phonology and Morphology of Ulster Irish’, in S. Mac Mathúna et al. (ed.) Miscellanea Celtica in memoriam Heinrich Wagner (1997) 259-75

‘Palatalization and libials in the Irish of Torr, Co. Donegal’ (to appear in Imeachtaí chéad do theangeolaíocht na Gaeilge, (Má Nuad)

‘Grammatical gender in a nineteenth-century Ulster text’, Celtica 24 (2003) 182-204

‘An index of the Rann na Feirste material in Linguistic atlas and survey of Irish dialects IV.’ (upcoming)