Perspectives on palatalization

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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.

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Phonology, palatalization, typology

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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

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Martin Krämer orcid logo (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 9037 Tromsø)
Olga Urek (UiT The Arctic University of Norway, 9037 Tromsø)

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