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Subject: small difference between phonemes
Question: I wonder whether any fellow panelist could help me track down an article, 40-odd years old now, which refuted the standard idea that small psychological differences between different phonemes don't exist by showing that two phonemes in the dialect of a village in Essex (England) were only marginally distinct for the speakers. Although the data were from England, the article was by Americans – I thought one might have been Labov, another Uriel Weinreich, and there was a third, but searching on this basis hasn't found me the item. Does anyone out there have a clue what I'm thinking of, please? Geoff Sampson
From: Geoffrey Sampson
Date: 01-Oct-2013
  1. Re: small difference between phonemes    Alice Faber     (01-Oct-2013)
  2. Re: small difference between phonemes    James L Fidelholtz     (01-Oct-2013)

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