Iosad, Pavel. 2014. The phonology and morphosyntax of Breton mutation. In Lingue e linguaggio 13(1), 23–42

doi:10.1418/76998

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Categories:  Breton Initial consonant mutations Feature theory Phonology-morphology interface

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I analyse of initial consonant mutation in a Breton dialect, with a focus on establishing the division of labour between phonology and morphology in the triggering of mutation and its phonological expression. I argue that different types of mutation have different status in the grammar: some are purely phonological, others involve subsegmental morphemes with a clear morphosyntactic rationale, and for some the phonological aspects are clear but the morphosyntactic motivation remains obscure. In addition, the differences among the types of mutation support a stratal model of morphology-phonology interactions.


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