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Journal Title: English Language and Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   17 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Using nonsense words to investigate vowel merger
by Jennifer B. Hay, Katie Drager, Brynmor Thomas
pp 241-269

On the role of social factors in the loss of phonemic distinctions
by Maciej Baranowski
pp 271-295

New contrast acquisition: methodological issues and theoretical implications
by Jennifer R. Nycz
pp 325-357

‘Flip-flop’ and mergers-in-progress
by Lauren Hall-Lew
pp 359-390

ELL volume 17 issue 2 Cover and Front matter
by pp f1-f2

How salient is the nurse~square merger?
by Kevin Watson, Lynn Clark
pp 297-323

Introduction: what are mergers and can they be reversed?
by Warren Maguire, Lynn Clark, Kevin Watson
pp 229-239

ELL volume 17 issue 2 Cover and Back matter
by pp b1-b2

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Subject Language(s): English
LL Issue: 24.2378