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A Phonetically-Based Model of Phonological Vowel Reduction

@inproceedings{Flemming2005APM,
  title={A Phonetically-Based Model of Phonological Vowel Reduction},
  author={Edward Flemming},
  year={2005}
}
This paper proposes an analysis of phonological vowel reduction according to which vowel contrasts are subject to neutralization in unstressed syllables because it is more difficult to keep vowels distinct where vowel duration is shorter. Where the durational difference between stressed and unstressed vowels is large enough, it may not be possible to realize the same number of vowel contrasts in stressed and unstressed syllables while keeping the unstressed vowels adequately distinct, in which… 

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