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Acoustic cues for constituent structure a series of experiments on the nature of spoken sentence structures. by Robert J. Scholes

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Published by Mouton in The Hague .
Written in English


  • Intonation (Phonetics),
  • Structural linguistics

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Bibliography: p. [80]

Statement[By] Robert J. Scholes.
SeriesJanua linguarum., 121
LC ClassificationsP222 .S3
The Physical Object
Pagination79, [1] p.
Number of Pages79
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Open LibraryOL5326346M
LC Control Number72179209

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