Watkins (Calvert)

  • 1933–2013
  • scholars
American linguist, professor of Linguistics and the Classics at Harvard University.
Watkins, Calvert, Selected writings, ed. Lisi Oliver, 3 vols, Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft, Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft der Universität, 1994–2008.
Watkins, Calvert, “The Old Irish word for ‘flesh-fork’”, in: Nagy, Joseph Falaky, and Leslie Ellen Jones (eds), Heroic poets and poetic heroes in Celtic tradition: a Festschrift for Patrick K. Ford, CSANA Yearbook 3–4, Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005. 377–378.
Watkins, Calvert, “A note on the art of the syllable”, in: Klar, Kathryn A., Eve E. Sweetser, and Claire Thomas (eds.), A Celtic florilegium: studies in memory of Brendan O Hehir, Celtic Studies Publications 2, Lawrence, Massachusetts: Celtic Studies Publications, 1996. 210–215.
Watkins, Calvert, “Some Celtic phrasal echoes”, in: Matonis, A. T. E., and Daniel F. Melia (eds.), Celtic language, Celtic culture: a festschrift for Eric P. Hamp, Van Nuys, California: Ford & Bailie, 1990. 47–56.
Watkins, Calvert, “Is tre fhír flathemon: marginalia to Audacht Morainn”, Ériu 30 (1979): 181–198.
Watkins, Calvert, “Old Irish saithe, Welsh haid : etymology and metaphor”, Études Celtiques 16 (1979): 191–194.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 16, 1979: <link>
Watkins, Calvert, “Varia III”, Ériu 29 (1978): 155–165.
Watkins, Calvert, “Observations on the ‘Nestor’s cup’ inscription”, Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 80 (1976): 25–40.
Watkins, Calvert, “The etymology of Irish dúan”, Celtica 11 (1976): 270–277.
Watkins, Calvert, “Sick-maintenance in Indo-European”, Ériu 27 (1976): 21–25.
Watkins, Calvert, “Varia I”, Ériu 27 (1976): 116–122.
Watkins, Calvert, “‘River’ in Celtic and Indo-European”, Ériu 24 (1973): 80–89.
Watkins, Calvert, “The Celtic masculine and neuter enclitic pronouns”, Études Celtiques 12:1 (1968–1970): 92–95.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 12, fascicule 1, 1968: <link> Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 12, fascicule 2, 1970: <link>
Watkins, Calvert, “On the pre-history of Celtic verb inflexion”, Ériu 21 (1969): 1–22.
Watkins, Calvert, “The origin of the f-future”, Ériu 20 (1966): 67–81, 93 (addendum).
Watkins, Calvert, “Old Irish céssaid”, Études Celtiques 11:1 (1964–1966): 131–134.
Journal volume:  Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 11, fascicule 1, 1964: <link> Persée – Études Celtiques, vol. 11, fascicule 2, 1966: <link>
Watkins, Calvert, “Notes on Celtic and Indo-European morphology and syntax: 1. OIr. nache n- ‘neque eam’; 2. On the syntax of the ordinal”, Lochlann: A Review of Celtic Studies 3 (1963): 286–287, 287–297.
Journal volume:  : <link>
Watkins, Calvert, “Preliminaries to a historical and comparative analysis of the syntax of the Old Irish verb”, Celtica 6 (1963): 1–49.
Watkins, Calvert, “Indo-European metrics and archaic Irish verse”, Celtica 6 (1963): 194–249.
Watkins, Calvert, “The origin of the t-preterite”, Ériu 19 (1962): 25–38, 38–46 (addendum).
Watkins, Calvert, Indo-European origins of the Celtic verb I: The sigmatic aorist, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1962.
Watkins, Calvert, “Varia. II”, Ériu 19 (1962): 114–118.
Watkins, Calvert, “Old-Irish sernaid and related forms”, Ériu 18 (1958): 85–101.

As honouree

Roma, Elisa, and David Stifter [eds], Linguistic and philological studies in Early Irish, Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2014.  
This is a multi-authored volume which gathers essays devoted to Early Irish originally presented at the XIV International Congress of Celtic Studies, held in Maynooth, August 1-5, 2011. The topics covered, either from a synchronic or a diachronic perspective, range from phonetics and phonology to morphology and syntax with some semantics.
(source: Publisher)
Jasanoff, Jay H., H. Craig Melchert, and Lisi Oliver (eds.), Mír curad: studies in honor of Calvert Watkins, Innsbruck: Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, University of Innsbruck, 1998.


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