By John Laver
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Underlying the plain variety proven through hundreds of thousands of jointly incomprehensible languages of the area, there's a extraordinary, stylish and principled cohesion within the manner that those languages make the most the phonetic assets of speech. it's those ideas that Professor Laver units out to explain during this significant new textbook.
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