Peter Schrijver

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For the 17th-century historian, see Petrus Scriverius.

Peter Schrijver (born 1963 in Delft), is a Dutch linguist, who is a professor of Celtic languages (Welsh, Cornish, Breton, Irish and Continental Celtic) at Utrecht University, and researcher of ancient Indo-European linguistics. He worked previously at Leiden University and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.[1]

He has published three books and a large number of articles on the history and linguistics of Indo-European languages, particularly the description, reconstruction and syntax of the Celtic languages, and lately researching language change and language contact in ancient Europe.[1]


  • 1991: The Reflexes of the Proto-Indo-European Laryngeals in Latin. Doctoral dissertation. Leiden Studies in Indo-European 2. Amsterdam/Atlanta: Rodopi. ISBN 978-90-5183-308-9
  • 1995: Studies in British Celtic Historical Phonology. Amsterdam: Rodopi. ISBN 90-5183-820-4.
  • 1997: Studies in the History of Celtic Pronouns and Particles. Maynooth: Department of Old Irish, National University of Ireland. ISBN 0-901519-59-6.


  1. ^ a b Curriculum Vitae, in Keltisch en de buren: 9000 jaar taalcontact, ("Celtic and their Neighbours: 9000 years of language contact") University of Utrecht, March 2007, page 29 (in Dutch).

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