Mutation in Welsh

Mutation in Welsh

Mutation in Welsh

Mutation in Welsh

Synopsis

The Initial Consonant Mutation system of Welsh is unique to Indo-European languages. This comprehensive book provides an integrated overview of this important feature from a wide linguistic viewpoint.

Excerpt

While most books within linguistics take up a particular theoretical standpoint, and illustrate this with examples from relevant languages, our approach in this volume is different. We are dealing with a single linguistic feature within a single language. However, what we aim to show is that this linguistic feature pervades the levels of linguistic analysis through which language is normally approached. in doing this, we explore differing theoretical accounts, at different levels of description, ranging from phonetics and phonology through to syntax and semantics, and in particular the interfaces that link these components of the grammar. We also aim to show that other areas of linguistics, including historical and comparative, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics, all have to be taken into account if we wish to provide an adequate description of the mutation phenomena.

We hope that we not only examine the contribution of a variety of current models of linguistic analysis to an account of initial consonant mutation in Welsh, but also show that a single linguistic feature such as this can have implications throughout the linguistic system, and the descriptions of the system.

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