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The phonology of Welsh / S. J. Hannahs.

Author/Creator:
Hannahs, S. J.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (198 p.)
Edition:
First edition.
Series:
Phonology of the world's languages.
The phonology of the world's languages
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Subjects:
Welsh language -- Phonology.
Linguistics.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This title provides a comprehensive account of Welsh phonology which opens with a concise history of the language and its relation to the other Celtic languages. Six chapters then explore its sound system, including the phonetic background syllables, feet, phonotactics, and stress, and the characteristics of the dialects.
Contents:
Cover; THE PHONOLOGY OF WELSH; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; FOREWORD; ABBREVIATIONS; 1: INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND; 1.1: WELSH AND THE CELTIC LANGUAGES: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND; 1.2: MODERN WELSH; 1.2.1 Social setting; 1.2.2 Welsh dialects; 1.3 STRUCTURE OF THIS BOOK; 2: A SURVEY OF WELSH PHONETICS: Phonetics and Segment Inventories; 2.1: WELSH AND WELSH DIALECTS: DIFFERING SEGMENT INVENTORIES; 2.2 CONSONANTS; 2.2.1 Stops; 2.2.2 Affricates; 2.2.3 Fricatives; 2.2.4 Sonorants; 2.2.5 Glides; 2.2.6 Gemination; 2.3 VOWELS; 2.3.1 Monophthongs; 2.3.2 Diphthongs
2.3.3 Vowel length and restrictions2.3.4 Welsh schwa; 2.4 CONCLUSION; 3: WELSH PHONOLOGICAL STRUCTURES: Prosodic Structure and Phonology; 3.1 SYLLABLES, SYLLABIFICATION,AND PHONOTACTICS; 3.1.1 Welsh syllables, syllable structure, and word minimality; 3.1.2 Phonotactics; 3.1.3 Syllabicity and syllabification; 3.1.4 Geminates; 3.2 STRESS; 3.2.1 Regular stress patterns; 3.2.2 Irregular stress; 3.3 THE FOOT; 3.4 THE PROSODIC WORD; 3.5 CONCLUSION; 4: PHONOLOGICAL PROCESSES: Welsh Schwa, Vowel Mutation, Vowel Affection, and Assimilation; 4.1 THE PHONOLOGICAL STATUS OF WELSH SCHWA
4.2 VOWEL MUTATION4.2.1 More on the [i] ~ [e] alternation; 4.2.2 The [u] ~ [e] alternation; 4.2.3 Alternating y [i] vs. stable u [i]; 4.2.4 Optimality accounts of vowel mutation; 4.2.5 Revised account; 4.3 VOWEL AFFECTION; 4.4 ASSIMILATION; 4.5 CONCLUSION; 5: FOOT-BASED PHENOMENA: Sonority Sequencing, Welsh [h], and Antepenultimate Deletion; 5.1 SONORITY SEQUENCING; 5.1.1 The data; 5.1.2 Analysis; 5.2 WELSH /h/; 5.2.1 Background and hypothesis; 5.2.2 The data; 5.2.3 Footing and [h]; 5.2.4 The constraints; 5.2.5 Analysis; 5.3 ANTEPENULTIMATE DELETION; 5.3.1 The data; 5.3.2 Analysis
5.4 CONCLUSION6: INITIAL CONSONANT MUTATION; 6.1 THE PHONETIC ORIGINS AND GRAMMATICAL STATUS OF ICM; 6.2 THE DATA; 6.3 PREVIOUS ANALYSES; 6.4 PATTERN EXTRACTION; 6.4.1 Extracting the relevant alternations; 6.4.2 The representation of pattern extraction; 6.4.3 Subcategorization; 6.4.4 Pattern extraction and other aspects of ICM; 6.5 CONCLUSION; 7: REMAINING ISSUES AND FURTHER DIRECTIONS; 7.1 PROVECTION; 7.1.1 Provection as calediad; 7.1.2 Provection at a morpheme boundary; 7.2 MORPHOPHONOLOGY; 7.2.1 Compounding; 7.2.2 Clitics and their phonology; 7.3 CONCLUSION; REFERENCES; CONSTRAINT INDEX
WELSH WORD INDEXSUBJECT AND NAME INDEX
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed November 2, 2013).
ISBN:
0-19-150489-0
1-299-98152-6
OCLC:
868960268