Affective palatalization in Basque

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Affective or expressive palatalization is a phenomenon in Basque whereby certain consonants are replaced by (pre)palatals to create diminutives. Affective palatalization is also found in child-directed speech, where it may have its origin.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWord-Formation
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Handbook of the Languages of Europe
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherMouton de Gruyter
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783110246254
ISBN (Print)9783110246247
StatePublished - Mar 30 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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