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repeatedly demonstrates the importance of considering Mexican-American speech as well. For example, previous research on the speech on Mexican-Americans has shown complete merger of LOT and THOUGHT to an [a]-like form, a TRAP vowel that remains front and low even pre-nasally, and full glide retention in forms of the PRICE vowel. In contrast, Anglo speakers(More)
A sociolinguist who has gathered so much data that it has become difficult to make sense of the raw observations can turn to graphical presentation, and to descriptive statistics, techniques for distilling a collection of data into a few key numerical values, allowing the researcher to focus on specific, meaningful properties of the data set (see, e.g.,(More)
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