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Books: A Substance-free Framework for Phonology: Iosad

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Date: 10-May-2018
From: Anna Glazier <>
Subject: A Substance-free Framework for Phonology: Iosad
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Title: A Substance-free Framework for Phonology
Subtitle: An Analysis of the Breton Dialect of Bothoa
Series Title: Edinburgh Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Published: 2018
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

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Author: Pavel Iosad
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474407380 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 75
Electronic: ISBN: 9781474407397 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 75
Hardback: ISBN: 9781474407373 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 75
Paperback: ISBN: 9781474437561 Pages: 288 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

Now available in paperback!

An in-depth analysis of Breton using a modular framework for phonology

What is the relationship between phonetics and phonology? Are phonological features innate and universal, and do they have fixed phonetic correlates? These questions have received renewed prominence in theoretical debates, and this book explores them from a modular, substance-free perspective.
This in-depth analysis of Breton serves not only to introduce important data from this endangered language into the theoretical landscape but also to demonstrate the viability of a modular phonological framework. The book introduces a minimalist system of phonological representations built up on a language-specific basis, and integrates it with a fully-fledged computational framework, showcasing the numerous empirical and conceptual advantages of a substance-free view of phonology.

Presenting the first comprehensive analysis of the sound patterns of a Breton variety treated in a substance-free phonological framework, this book will enhance the understanding of Celtic phonology and offers a valuable reference for postgraduate students, academics and researchers working in phonological theory and Celtic studies.

The print editions of this book is distributed by Oxford University Press in North America under the Edinburgh University Press imprint and ISBNs.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Subject Language(s): Breton (bre)

Written In: English (eng)

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