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Middle Welsh


Admission requirements



Introduction to Middle Welsh from a historical-comparative perspective, i.e. in comparison with the other Celtic and Indo-European languages. The first part of the course treats the phonology and morphology of Middle Welsh, and sketches its evolution from Proto-Indo-Europrean. During the second part we read a famous Middle Welsh text.

Course objectives

  • Good understanding of the linguistic structure of Middle Welsh

  • Elementary reading skills

  • Understanding of the position of Middle Welsh within the Celtic languages and within the Indo-European language family


Linguistics bachelor

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course load

  • 5 ECTS = 140 hours, of which 28 hours of classes, 67 hours preparation, 42 hours for preparing the exam, 2 hours for the exam. No intermediate exam.

  • Exam: 2 hours

Assessment method

Written exam

Exam review

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.


Blackboard will be used for distributing teaching materials.

Reading list

  • D.S. Evans. 1964. A Grammar of Middle Welsh. Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis is available on this website

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For questions about the content of the course, please contact the teacher: Guus Kroonen

Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats

E-mailaddress Education Administration Office van Wijkplaats:

Coordinator of Studies: Else van Dijk