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Mutation in Breton verbs: Pertinacity across generations

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Although word-initial consonants are highly salient cross-linguistically, the process of initial-consonant mutation has nonetheless continued to affect them in the Celtic languages. This paper investigates the use of the mixed mutation (MM) in Breton, following the progressive particle. Like all mutation, it naturally affects the phonology, but also gives (redundant) information for morphosyntax. Mutation is generally presumed to be a regular process, but as there has been a gap in the transm...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/S0022226715000420

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
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University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Linguistics Journal website
Pages:
1-33
Publication date:
2015
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EISSN:
1469-7742
ISSN:
0022-2267
URN:
uuid:e7153347-8bff-425c-84d9-199c97ad4dbb
Source identifiers:
598973
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pubs:598973

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