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Laferriere, Martha. 1980. Pragmatic features and phonological change. Papers from the International Conference on Historical Linguistics 4 : 363–369.
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In L.'s terminology, pragmatic features specify the 'situational appropriateness' of sound segments. L. concentrates on a phonetic alternation in the Boston dialect. One variant has the pragmatic feature 'local', the other variant is 'non-local'.