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Numerous English dialects variably and partially neutralize final laryngeal distinctions: his, hiss ≅ [hɪs], hid, hit ≅ [hɪt]. We investigate two proposed motivations of this salient feature within Wisconsin English: First, Salmons & Purnell (2010: 467-468) propose this as substratal influence in communities where many early settlers spoke neutralizing(More)
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