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Affrication as the cause of /s/-retraction: Evidence from Manchester English

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Retraction of /s/ to a more [ʃ]-like sound is a well-known sound change attested across many varieties of English for /stɹ/ words, e.g. street and strong. Despite recent sociophonetic interest in the variable, there remains disagreement over whether it represents a case of long-distance assimilation to /ɹ/ in these clusters or a two-step process involving local assimilation to an affricate derived from the sequence /tɹ/. In this paper, we investigate Manchester English and apply similar quant...

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10.16995/glossa.8026

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0000-0001-5137-8394
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University of Oxford
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HUMS
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Linguistics Philology and Phonetics Faculty
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0000-0002-9647-175X
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0000-0003-3389-8614
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Open Library of the Humanities
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Volume:
7
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-30
Publication date:
2022-03-04
Acceptance date:
2022-01-30
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2397-1835
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English
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1242668
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pubs:1242668
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2022-03-07

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