What is “Celtic” and what is universal in the “Celtic Englishes?” This was the central concern of the fourth and final Colloquium of studies on language contact between English and the Celtic languages at the University of Potsdam in September 2004. The contributions to this volume discuss the “Celtic” peculiarities of Standard Eng-lish in England and in Ireland (North and South). They also examine the perceived “Celticity” of personal names in the “Celtic” countries (Ireland,Wales,Cornwall,Brittany). Moreover, they put emphasis on specific grammatical features such as the expression of perfectivity, relativity, intensification and the typological shift of verbal word formation from syntheticity to analycity as well as the emergence of universal contact trends shared by Celtic, African and Indian Englishes. Thus, the choice of contributors and the scope of their articles makes Celtic Englishes IV an invaluable handbook for scholarly work in the field of the English – Celtic relations.