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Reconsidering the Canons of Sound-Change: Towards a "Big Bang" Theory

@inproceedings{Janda2003ReconsideringTC,
  title={Reconsidering the Canons of Sound-Change: Towards a "Big Bang" Theory},
  author={Richard Janda and Brian D. Joseph},
  year={2003}
}
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