Non-durational indices in Italian geminate consonants

  title={Non-durational indices in Italian geminate consonants},
  author={Elinor Payne},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={83 - 95}
  • E. Payne
  • Published 18 May 2006
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
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