Kabak, Bariş 2004

Kabak, Bariş. 2004. Acquiring phonology is not acquiring inventories but contrasts: The loss of Turkic and Korean primary long vowels. Linguistic Typology 8. 351-368. Walter de Gruyter.

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  title      = {Acquiring phonology is not acquiring inventories but contrasts: The loss of Turkic and Korean primary long vowels},
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