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We measured VOT's of initial stops and tested stop identification in speakers of Indian English (Hind i
bilinguals) and American English.
Our measurements revealed significant inter- and intra-dialectal differences in distribution of VOT' s for the speakers, but only an interdialectal difference in identification patterns. Thus production of VOT can vary considerably within a general dialect group without affecting the uniformity of the group's perception norms.