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Name: Mark  Jonathan Jones
Institution: Cambridge University
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State and/or Country: England
United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Selected Publications: Jones, M.J. (2002a). "More on the instability of interdental fricatives" Word

Jones, M.J. (2002b). "The origin of definite article reduction in northern English dialects" English Language and Linguistics 6(2).
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bloomsbury Companion to Phonetics
Courses Taught: Historical linguistics
Articulatory phonetics
Academic Paper Abstract: Fricated realisations of /t/ in Dublin and Middlesbrough English: an acoustic analysis of plosive frication and surface fricative contrasts
The acoustic character of fricated /t/ in Australian English: A comparison with /s/ and /ʃ/



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