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  title={Length and voicing in Friulian and Milanese},
  author={Francesc Torres-Tamarit},
  journal={Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
This paper claims that phonology should express the relationship between vowel length and obstruent voicing operationally rather than in parallel. The empirical focus is on Friulian and Milanese. The distribution of vowel length in Friulian is predictable from the underlying laryngeal specification of obstruents. Stressed vowels are long before underlyingly voiced word-final obstruents although they devoice. This situation creates opacity. In light of the interaction between vowel lengthening… 
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