Modelling the Interplay of Multiple Cues in Prosodic Focus Marking

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ARNHOLD, Anja, Aki-Juhani KYRÖLÄINEN, 2017. Modelling the Interplay of Multiple Cues in Prosodic Focus Marking. In: Laboratory Phonology. 8(1), 4. eISSN 1868-6354. Available under: doi: 10.5334/labphon.78

@article{Arnhold2017Model-39138, title={Modelling the Interplay of Multiple Cues in Prosodic Focus Marking}, year={2017}, doi={10.5334/labphon.78}, number={1}, volume={8}, journal={Laboratory Phonology}, author={Arnhold, Anja and Kyröläinen, Aki-Juhani}, note={Article Number: 4} }

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