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The Phonology of Welsh

S. J. Hannahs


The Phonology of Welsh is an exploration of the phonology of modern Welsh. Starting with an overview of the phonetics and segment inventories of Welsh, the book then examines the phonological structures of the language, including syllables, feet, phonotactics and stress. Having established the basic phonetic inventories and phonological structures of the language, the book moves on to the analysis of phonological alternations such as ‘vowel mutation’ and assimilation, analyzed within the framework of Optimality Theory. The analysis then considers the importance of the phonological ... More

Keywords: Welsh, Welsh phonology, vowel mutation, consonant mutation, sonority sequencing, Welsh feet, Celtic phonology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199601233
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601233.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. J. Hannahs, author
Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University