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Latin rhotacism: a case study in the life cycle of phonological processes

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Rhotacism in Latin is a well-known phonological generalisation which, in its paradigm cases, can be stated as a regular sound change of [s] to [r] between vowels. This change/rule is posited on the basis both of comparative evidence, e.g. *swesor Latin soror ‘sister’, and of paradigms in which final s alternates with medial intervocalic r, e.g. flos, floris ‘flower’. It is possible, however, to cite a number of exceptions to the basic r...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/j.1467-968X.2012.01285.x

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Linguistics & Phonetics - Comparative Philology and General Linguistics
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Author
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell Publisher's website
Journal:
Transactions of the Philological Society Journal website
Volume:
110
Issue:
1
Pages:
80-93
Publication date:
2012-03-05
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ISSN:
0079-1636
URN:
uuid:22f00364-522a-4504-9eef-5b2c222ed826
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ora:7369

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