Retroflexion [was: McWhorter on "Negro English"]

Neal Whitman nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET
Sat Jan 16 18:44:18 UTC 2010

That must be David Durian's research. Here's a link to a page giving an
overview of the study; follow the one live link at 2007b for the study
you're thinking of.

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From: "Herb Stahlke" <hfwstahlke at GMAIL.COM>
Sent: Friday, January 15, 2010 3:14 PM
Subject: Re: Retroflexion [was: McWhorter on "Negro English"]

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> I read a paper several years ago by someone from Ohio State presenting
> an acoustic study of /s/ before /(C)r/.  He found a lot of variation
> between retroflex /s/ and palato-alveolar /S/.  Unfortunately, I don't
> have the publication information on the paper.
> Herb

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