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Representation and variation in substance-free phonology: a case study in Celtic
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2013-02-18)
This thesis presents a comprehensive analysis of the phonological patterns of two varieties of Brythonic Celtic in the framework of substance-free phonology. I argue that cross-linguistic variation in sound patterns does not derive solely from differences in grammars (implemented as Optimality Theoretic constraint rankings). Instead, I adopt the substance-free framework, based on the principle of ...