The Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Sound Change : a Multimedia Reference Tool, Volume 1
The Atlas of North American English provides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas re-defines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes. It is based on a telephone survey of 762 local speakers, representing all the urbanized areas of North America. It has been developed by William Labov, one of the leading sociolinguists of the world, together with his colleagues Sharon Ash and Charles Boberg. The Atlas consists of a printed volume accompanied by an interactive CD-ROM. The print and multimedia content is also available online.
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The North American English vowel system
Sampling and ﬁeld methods
Methods of acoustic analysis
The restoration of postvocalic r
North American mergers in progress
Maps of natural
The dialects of North American English
New York City and the MidAtlantic states
The merger of vowels before l
The shorta and shorto conﬁgurations
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Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change ; a ...
William Labov,Sharon Ash,Charles Boberg
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