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Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology: Contributions and Challenges to the Study of Sound Variation and Change
Laura Colantoni
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This paper discusses the main contributions of Romance Laboratory Phonology to phonetics and phonology, and addresses some of the challenges that the discipline has ahead. In particular, the consequences of two frequently used metaphors ('variation is a disease' and 'speech is visible') to the study of Spanish intonation are explored. The paper concludes by analyzing whether Laboratory Phonology should be part of the humanities, the sciences, or both.

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Selected Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Romance Phonology
edited by Erik W. Willis, Pedro Martín Butragueño, and Esther Herrera Zendejas
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