This study deals with retraction in Cariocan speech. I start by briefly explaining the purposes of this work, and mentioning some literature related to this phenomena not specifically in this same dialect, but in Brazilian Portuguese as a whole.
Later, I present the data collected in Rio de Janeiro using techniques adopted by linguists like Labov, who has also done fieldwork in sociolinguistics. As I present the data, I show not only the results from my sample, but also the statistical significance of these results in relation to the production rate of the feature studied here.
At the end, I critically evaluate the importance of this study.
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