In this article we provide a discussion of the definition of palatalization as a phonological phenomenon, its crosslinguistic variation, phonetic or functional grounding and phonetic (un)naturalness of palatalization, and theoretical approaches to palatalization patterns. After providing this background to the collection of articles in this special issue of Glossa we will give an overview of the contributions collected here.
Phonology, palatalization, typology
How to Cite
Krämer, M. & Urek, O., (2016) “Perspectives on palatalization”, Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 1(1): 31. doi: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.226