• 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. 2023. Mutation in Celtic. In Peter Ackema, Sabrina Bendjaballah, Eulàlia Bonet & Antonio Fábregas (eds.), The Wiley Blackwell companion to morphology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Abstract  publisher download
  • Iosad, Pavel. 2023. The ATR/Laryngeal connection and emergent features. In Florian Breit, Bert Botma, Marijn van ’t Veer & Marc van Oostendorp (eds.), Primitives of phonological structure, 161–208. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Abstract  pdf


  • Iosad, Pavel. 2022. After the Vikings: Language shift in Scotland and the Irish Sea world. In Christian Cooijmans (ed.), Islands of place and space: A Festschift in honour of Arne Kruse, 208–223. Edinburgh: Scottish Society for Northern Studies. Abstract  pdf
  • Iosad, Pavel. 2022. Den historiske utviklinga til preaspirasjon i samiske språk. Nordlyd 46(1): Morfologi, målstrev og maskinar: Trond Trosterud { fyller | täyttää | deavdá | turns } 60!. Lene Antonsen, Sjur Nørstebø Moshagen & Øystein Vangsnes (eds.). 75–101. Abstract  pdf  publisher download
  • Iosad, Pavel. 2022. Phonology in the Soviet Union. In B. Elan Dresher and Harry van der Hulst (eds.), The Oxford history of phonology, 309–330. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Abstract  pdf
  • Iosad, Pavel and W. Leo Wetzels. 2022. Length and quantity in Romance. In Christoph Gabriel, Randall Gess & Trudel Meisenburg (eds.), Manual of Romance phonetics and phonology (Manuals of Romance Linguistics 27), 31–88. Berlin: De Gruyter. Abstract  publisher download


  • Iosad, Pavel. 2021. The phonology of Gaelic accent. In Wilson McLeod, Anja Gunderloch & Rob Dunbar (eds.) Cànan & cultar / Language & culture: Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig 10, 185–204. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press Abstract  pdf


  • Iosad, Pavel & William Lamb. 2020. Dialect variation in Scottish Gaelic nominal morphology: A quantitative study. Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics, 5(1). 130. Abstract  pdf  publisher download
  • Iosad, Pavel. 2020. The life cycle of preaspiration in the Gaelic languages. In Joanna Kopaczyk & Robert McColl Millar (eds.), Language on the move across domains and communities: Selected papers from the 12th triennial Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster, 200–230. Aberdeen: FRLSU Abstract  pdf
  • Иосад, П. В. 2020. Per aspera ad astra: Нули и звездочки в русской морфонологии. ВАПросы языкознания: Мегасборник наностатей (ред. А. А. Кибрик, Кс. П. Семенова, Д. В. Сичинава, С. Г. Татевосов, А. Ю. Урманчиева). М.: Буки Веди, 69–73. [Iosad, Pavel. 2020. Per aspera ad astra: Zeroes and asterisks in Russian morphophonology’. In Andrei Kibrik, Kseniya Semenova, Dmitri Sitchinava, Sergei Tatevosov, Anna Urmanchieva (eds.), VAProsy jazykoznanija: A Festschrift for Vladimir Plungian, 69–73. Moscow: Buki Vedi. Abstract  pdf
  • Иосад, П. В. 2020. Морфонологическая стратификация в русском языке. Rhema / Рема 2020(1). 35–65. [Iosad, Pavel. 2020. Stratal phonology and Russian morphophonology. Rhema 2020(1). 35–65] Abstract  pdf  publisher download


  • Norsk preaspirasjon i gamle og nye kjelder. In Jan Kristian Hognestad, Torodd Kinn & Terje Lohndal (eds.), Fonologi, sosiolingvistikk og vitenskapsteori: Festskrift til Gjert Kristoffersen, 161–182. Oslo: Novus. Abstract  pdf


  • Iosad, Pavel. 2018. Optimality Theory: Motivations and perspectives. In S. J. Hannahs & Anna R. K. Bosch (eds.), The Routledge handbook of phonological theory, 13–36. London, New York: Routledge. Abstract  pdf


  • Iosad, Pavel. 2017. Welsh svarabhakti as stem allomorphy. Transactions of the Philological Society 115(2), 141–175. Abstract  pdf  publisher download
  • 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. 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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