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February 16, 2006

American English is developing more variety not less

I hear an NPR interview with William Labov, the audio will be available after 7:30 p.m. EST, this evening as I was driving home from campus. They were talking about the Atlas of North American English [ANAE] which either as just been published. Labov was discussing two concepts - the merger of some sounds and the split in others - that create our unique local accents. Both concepts lead to more distinction in American English rather than less.

The merger of /o/ and /oh/

  • Map 1. The merger of /o/ and /oh/: invariant responses in production and perception.
  • Map 2. The merger of /o/ and /oh/: advancement of the merger before nasals.

The merger of /i/ and /e/ before nasals

  • Map 3.The merger of /i/ and /e/ before nasals: invariant responses in production and perception.

The merger of high vowels before /l/

  • Map 4. The merger of /il/ and /iyl/.
  • Map 5. The merger of /ul/ and /uwl/.
  • Map 6. A comparison of the /i/~/iy/ &/u/~/uw/ mergers before /l/.
  • Map 7. The merger of /e/ and /ey/ before /l/.

The contrast of /hw/ and /w/.

  • Map 8. The maintenance of the /hw/~/w/ contrast.

I don't find information about the splits on the website, I'm guessing that is the juicy stuff they saved so we will all run out and buy the book.

Posted by prolurkr at February 16, 2006 06:29 PM

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