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Quasi-Phonemic Contrasts in Spanish *

  title={Quasi-Phonemic Contrasts in Spanish *},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ignacio Hualde},
The striking thing about phonology is that the infinit e phonetic variety in the utterances of any language can be reduced to a small i nventory of contrastive units or phonemes. The bad news is that oftenti m s phonemization is problematic in some corners of the language. Typically if the same language has been investigated by two linguists, we w ill get slightly different phonemic inventories; and these differ ences of opinion usually do not go away as the language is studied more ext… Expand

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