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Author Labov, William.

Title The atlas of North American English : phonetics, phonology, and sound change : a multimedia reference tool / by William Labov, Sharon Ash, Charles Boberg
Published Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, [2006]
©2006
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 318 pages) : illustrations, maps, digital, PDF file
Contents Introduction -- The North American English vowel system -- Principles of chain shifting and mergers -- Sampling methods -- Methods of acoustic analysis -- The construction of isoglosses -- The restoration of post-vocalic /r/ -- Nearly completed mergers -- North American mergers in progress -- The vowels of North American English -- The dialects of North American English -- The fronting of back upgliding vowels -- The short-a and short-o configurations -- The North -- Canada -- New England -- New York City and the mid-Atlantic states -- The South -- The Midland -- The West -- Lexical and grammatical maps -- African-Americans -- The atlas of North American English : an overview
Introduction -- The North American English vowel system -- Principles of chain shifting and mergers -- Sampling and field methods -- Methods of acoustic analysis -- The construction of isoglosses -- The restoration of post-vocalic /r/ -- Nearly completed mergers -- North American mergers in progress -- The vowels of North American English -- The dialects of North American English -- The fronting of back upgliding vowels -- The short-a and short-o configurations -- The North -- Canada -- New England -- New York City and the mid-Atlantic states -- The South -- The Midland -- The West -- Lexical and grammatical maps -- African-Americans -- The findings of the Atlas of North American English : an overview
Summary The Atlas of North American English provides an overall view of the pronounciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. It is based on a telephone survey of local speakers representing all of the urbanized areas of North America
Analysis Linguistics, Language and Literature
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed Jan. 13, 2006)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Americanisms.
Canadianisms.
English language -- Dialects -- North America.
English language -- North America.
Form Electronic book
Author Ash, Sharon.
Boberg, Charles.
ISBN 3110167468
3110206838 (electronic bk.)
9783110167467
9783110206838 (electronic bk.)