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"Toward completely automated vowel extraction: Introducing DARLA," Linguistics Vanguard, DOI: 10.1515/lingvan-2015-0002, with Sravana Reddy, (2015).
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“One size fits all? Dialectometry in a small clan-based indigenous society,” Language Variation and Change 24:2 (2012) 247-78. link
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