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Dr Silva Nurmio

Name:  Silva Nurmio

Title(s): O’Donovan scholar

E-Mail: silva@celt.dias.ie

Phone: +353 1 6140181

Address: School of Celtic Studies, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland

Personal page and full publications list: https://dias.academia.edu/SilvaNurmio

Research Interests

historical linguistics, Celtic linguistics, morphology, morphosyntax, grammatical number

Biographical Sketch

Silva holds a BA (Celtic Studies) and an MPhil from the Department of Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth University. She obtained her PhD from the University of Cambridge (Dept. of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic) in 2015 under the supervision of Paul Russell. She spent the academic year 2012–2013 as a visiting scholar at the department of Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft und Keltologie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany, after winning a Leverhulme Trust Study Abroad Scholarship. She joined the School of Celtic Studies as an O’Donovan Scholar in September 2015.

Selected Publications

  • 2017. ‘The development and typology of number suppletion in adjectives’, Diachronica 34(2).
  • 2017. ‘Collective nouns in Welsh: a noun category or a plural allomorph?’ Transactions of the Philological Society 115(1), 58–78.
  • with David Willis, 2016. ‘The rise and fall of a minor category: the case of the Welsh numerative’, Journal of Historical Linguistics 6(2), 297–339.
  • 2014. ‘Middle Welsh –awr: the case of the lost plural suffix’, Studia Celtica 48, 139–170. Link