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Author Labov, William.

Title The Atlas of North American English : Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change.

Published Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2008.


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Physical description 1 online resource (334 pages)
Contents Frontmatter; Preface; Table of contents; List of maps, figures, and tables; Abbreviations; Part A Introduction and methods; 1. Introduction; 2. The North American English vowel system; 3. Principles of chain shifting and mergers; 4. Sampling and field methods; 5. Methods of acoustic analysis; 6. The construction of isoglosses; Part B Mergers and contrasts; 7. The restoration of post-vocalic /r/; 8. Nearly completed mergers; 9. North American mergers in progress; Part C North American English vowels; 10. The vowels of North American English: Maps of natural breaks in F1 and F2.
Part D Overviews of North American dialects11. The dialects of North American English; 12. The fronting of back upgliding vowels; 13. The short-a and short-o configurations; Part E Regional patterns; 14. The North; 15. Canada; 16. New England; 17. New York City and the Mid-Atlantic states; 18. The South; 19. The Midland; 20. The West; Part F Other views of regional differences; 21. Lexical and grammatical maps; 22. African-Americans; 23. The.
Summary The Atlas of North American English provides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas re-defines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes. It is based on a telephone survey of 762 local speakers, representing all the urbanized areas of North America. It has been developed by Bill Labov, one of the leading sociolinguists of the world, together with his colleagues Sharon Ash and Charles Boberg. The Atlas consists of a printed v.
Subject English language -- North America.
English language -- Dialects -- North America.
English language -- Variation -- North America.
ISBN 9783110206838 (electronic bk.)
3110206838 (electronic bk.)