Iosad, Pavel. 2017. Celtic mutations. In Mark Aronoff (ed.), Oxford Bibliographies: Linguistics. New York: Oxford University Press


Categories:  Celtic Initial consonant mutations

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This is an annotated and commented bibliography of works related to the initial consonant mutations of Celtic languages, available by subscription via Oxford Bibliographies Online. Here is the table of contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. General overviews
    1. Descriptions of individual languages
      1. Welsh
      2. Breton
      3. Cornish
      4. Irish
      5. Scottish Gaelic
      6. Manx
      7. Ancient Celtic languages
  3. General bibliographic resources
  4. The phonology of mutations
    1. Structuralist approaches
    2. Rule-based phonology
    3. Nonlinear phonology
    4. Optimality Theory
  5. The syntax of mutation
    1. The triggering of mutation
    2. Direct object mutation in Welsh
  6. Mutations and morphology
  7. Mutations and interfaces
    1. Mutations and other components of grammar
    2. Language variation and change
    3. Mutation in ‘non-traditional’ varieties
    4. Acquisition and psycholinguistics
  8. Diachrony of mutations
    1. The origins of mutations
    2. The historical development of mutations
  9. Typological comparison

Since the published version does not have an acknowledgements facility, I would like to thank here two anonymous reviewers, Peadar Ó Muircheartaigh, Máire Ní Chiosáin, and Christopher Lewin for valuable criticisms and suggestions.

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