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Title: Ordered Rules and the Diffusion of Innovations
Subtitle: A Generative Approach to the Phonological Geography of Surrey, Kent, and Sussex
Author(s): NORTH, David
Journal: Orbis
Volume: 35    Date: 1988-1990   
Pages: 147-161
DOI: 10.2143/ORB.35.0.2012831

Abstract :
In a relatively small geographical area, such as that to be examined here, phonological differentiation among local varieties often takes place at the level of phonetic realization only. Thus the dialects of Surrey, Kent, and Sussex share a single underlying vowel system, and the local varieties tend to be distinguished by differences in the frequency with a number of allophonic types realize each phoneme.

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