Shisha-Halevy, A., 2005. Epistolary Grammar: Syntactical Highlights in Kate Roberts’s Letters to Saunders Lewis. Journal of Celtic Linguistics , 9 , pp. 83–103.
The Modern Welsh epistolary texteme is here introduced and briefly examined, on the basis of the correspondence of Kate Roberts and Saunders Lewis. Following some preliminary general comments on the texteme, six syntactical topics are discussed – the nynegocentric deixis and tensing; presentation; focalization, topicalization and related issues; the epistolary narrative; allocutive and reactive elements; parenthesis – with a view to demonstrating the special grammatical systems of this texteme which, despite its affinities with the dialogue, is idiosyncratic in perspective and juncture.