Formant frequencies of RP monophthongs in four age groups of speakers

  title={Formant frequencies of RP monophthongs in four age groups of speakers},
  author={Sarah Hawkins and Jonathan Midgley},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={183 - 199}
  • S. Hawkins, J. Midgley
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
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