Unpublished work

  • Iosad, Pavel. 2016. The ATR/Laryngeal connection and emergent features. MS., The University of Edinburgh. Submitted to Bert Botma & Marc van Oostendorp (eds.), Primitives of phonological structure Abstract
  • Iosad, Pavel. To appear. Optimality Theory: Motivations and perspectives. In S. J. Hannahs & Anna Bosch (eds.), The Routledge handbook of phonology. London, New York: Routledge. Abstract  pdf


  • Iosad, Pavel. 2017. A substance-free framework for phonology: An analysis of the Breton dialect of Bothoa. (Edinburgh Studies in Theoretical Linguistics 2) Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press Read more



  • Iosad, Pavel. 2017. The phonologization of redundancy: Length and quality in Welsh vowels. Phonology 34(1), 121–162. Abstract  pdf  publisher download
  • Iosad, Pavel. 2017. Celtic mutations. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies: Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press Abstract  publisher download


  • Iosad, Pavel. 2016. Rule scattering and vowel length in Northern Romance. Papers in Historical Phonology 1, 218–237. Abstract  pdf  publisher download
  • Iosad, Pavel. 2016. Tonal stability and tonogenesis in North Germanic. In Ian Giles, Laura Chapot, Chris Cooijmans, Ryan Foster, and Barbara Tesio (eds.), Beyond borealism: New perspectives on the North, 80–97. London: Norvik Press Abstract
  • Iosad, Pavel. Forthcoming. Welsh svarabhakti as stem allomorphy. To appear in Transactions of the Philological Society Abstract  pdf  publisher download
  • Iosad, Pavel. 2016. Prosodic structure and suprasegmental features: Short-vowel stød in Danish. Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics 19(3), 221–268 Abstract  pdf  publisher download


  • Iosad, Pavel. 2015. ‘Pitch accent’ and prosodic structure in Scottish Gaelic: Reassessing the role of contact. In Martin Hilpert, Jan-Ola Östman, Christine Mertzlufft, Michael Rießler, and Janet Duke (ed.), New trends in Nordic and general linguistics, 28–54. Berlin: Mouton De Gruyter. Abstract  pdf



  • Rhys, Catrin S., Pavel Iosad and Alison Henry (ed.). 2013. Minority languages, microvariation, minimalism and meaning: Proceedings of the Irish Network in Formal Linguistics. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Abstract
  • Iosad, Pavel. 2013. Head-dependent asymmetries in Munster Irish prosody. In Nordlyd 40(1), 66–107. Special XL Issue: A Festschrift on the occasion of X years of CASTL phonology and Curt Rice’s Lth birthday, ed. Sylvia Blaho, Martin Krämer and Bruce Morén-Duolljá Abstract  download



  • Iosad, Pavel. 2010. Right at the left edge: Initial consonant mutations in the world‘s languages. In Michael Cysouw and Jan Wohlgemuth (ed.), Rethinking universals: How rarities affect linguistic theory, 105–138. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Abstract  publisher download

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I’m Pavel Iosad, and I'm a Lecturer in Theoretical Phonology in the department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. ¶ You can always go to the start page to learn more.


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