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Voices of coastal Georgia

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The Southern dialect of American English has been characterized with a number of distinctive vowel features. These include what is known as the Southern Shift, in which /aɪ/ monophthongizes to /a:/; /æ, ɛ, ɪ/ are raised and fronted, while /i/ and /e/ are lowered and backed, and [oʊ, u] are fronted (Labov, Ash & Boberg 2006; Thomas 2001). Although these productions are widely accepted as representative features of Southern speech, the assertions that they are pervasive are actually based o...

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10.1121/2.0000176

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Linguistics Philology and Phonetics
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Linguistics Philology & Phonetics
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-8759-1717
Publisher:
Acoustical Society of America
Host title:
Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics
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Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics More from this journal
Volume:
25
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-13
Publication date:
2016-02-23
Acceptance date:
2016-01-22
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1939-800X
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pubs:799647
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uuid:fb256372-71a1-4979-9839-26f083f0d133
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pubs:799647
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799647
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2018-02-01

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