Daniel Recasens, 2014. Coarticulation and Sound Change in Romance. Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, Vol. 329. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Of great interest to many phoneticians, phonologists, and historical linguists is the nature of the genesis of sound change processes—the inception of sound change, or how and why sound changes occur. In earlier works (Recasens et al., 1997; Recasens, 2006) Daniel Recasens and colleagues postulate that, to a large extent, sound change processes can be modeled, explained, and predicted according to a ranking of the degrees of articulatory and aerodynamic control required for the production of the individual speech sounds