The Celtic Linguistics Group at the University of Arizona is pleased to have hosted the Foundational Approaches to Celtic Linguistics, a 2021-2023 speaker series. FACL 2 featured talks from Celtic language experts and researchers from across the United States and Europe. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly introduced a variety of changes to our society, but one of the positives was the telecommunication systems that made this speaker series possible. 

Welcome to FACL 2!


*Talks are scheduled for 11:00am Arizona time unless otherwise indicated.

FACL II has concluded for the time being. Please visit and enjoy our archived talks. 

Archived Talks

Continental Celtic


Heterogeneous methodology is vital to a comprehensive view of the Celtic languages. We welcome linguists of all backgrounds and subfields whose interest in the Celtic languages can expand our knowledge of the phenomena they manifest.


Successful linguistic investigation of the Celtic languages requires the cooperation between experts and community members. FACL 2 showcases the linguistic collaboration that makes such research possible.


The Celtic languages are the medium for rich cultures of literature, song, poetry, history and indigenous knowledge-systems. It is our privilege to study them and to build relationships with and provide resources for endangered language communities.

About the acronym

FACL shares its pronunciation with the Goidelic word for 'word'. The translations for 'word' in the three Q-Celtic languages are provided below: 


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