New Ways of Analyzing Sound Change

New Ways of Analyzing Sound Change

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This volume, aimed at linguists and language students, presents an integrated approach to sound change. It examines change not simply as a series of developments within an abstracted linguistic system, but as part of the situated use of language.
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  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0122297903
  • 9780122297908

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The three dialects of English, W. Labov; a test for mixed rules, D. Sankoff and P. Rousseau; the development of ME i in England - a study in dynamic dialectology, M. Ogura, W. S. -Y. Wang and L. L. Cavalli-Sforza; the socio-politics of literacy - new methods in old English dialectology, T. Toon; changing realizations of A in (a)tion in relation to the front a back a opposition in Quebec French, W. Kemp and M. Yaeger-Dror; burnouts vs. rednecks- the effects of group membership on the phonemic system, T. Habick; social polarization and the choice of linguistic variants, P. Eckert; the impact of the Ozark drawl - its role in the shift of the diphthong /ey/, C. C. Mock; ethnic boundaries in linguistic variation, R. Knack.
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