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The variability of early accent peaks in Standard German

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RATHCKE, Tamara, Jonathan HARRINGTON, 2010. The variability of early accent peaks in Standard German. Conference in Laboratory Phonology 10. Paris, Jun 29, 2006 - Jul 1, 2006. In: FOUGERON, Cécile, ed., Barbara KUEHNERT, ed., Mariapaola D´ IMPERIO, ed. and others. Laboratory Phonology 10. Berlin:Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 533-556. ISBN 978-3-11-022491-7. Available under: doi: 10.1515/9783110224917.5.533

@inproceedings{Rathcke2010-01-16varia-49752, title={The variability of early accent peaks in Standard German}, year={2010}, doi={10.1515/9783110224917.5.533}, number={4-4}, isbn={978-3-11-022491-7}, address={Berlin}, publisher={Mouton de Gruyter}, series={Phonology and Phonetics [PP]}, booktitle={Laboratory Phonology 10}, pages={533--556}, editor={Fougeron, Cécile and Kuehnert, Barbara and D´ Imperio, Mariapaola}, author={Rathcke, Tamara and Harrington, Jonathan} }

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