Predictable versus Underlying Vocalism in Yakima Sahaptin

  title={Predictable versus Underlying Vocalism in Yakima Sahaptin},
  author={Sharon Hargus and Virginia R. Beavert},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={316 - 340}
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