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The atlas of North American English : phonetics, phonology, and sound change : a multimedia reference tool

Author: William Labov; Sharon Ash; Charles Boberg
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Mouton de Gruyter, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Map : Atlas : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Providing an overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the US and Canada, this Atlas re-defines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Variations (Music)
Maps
Material Type: Atlas, Internet resource
Document Type: Map, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Labov; Sharon Ash; Charles Boberg
ISBN: 3110167468 9783110167467
OCLC Number: 63678571
Notes: Issued in slipcase.
Description: 1 atlas (xvi, 318 pages) : illustrations, maps ; 30 x 41 cm + CD-ROM
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: by William Labov, Sharon Ash, Charles Boberg.
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