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The phonological influence on phonetic change
This dissertation addresses the broad question about how phonology and phonetics are interrelated, specifically how phonetic language changes, which gradually alter the phonetics of speech sounds,Expand
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Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages
In this study, we investigate cross-linguistic patterns in the alternation between UM, a hesitation marker consisting of a neutral vowel followed by a final labial nasal, and UH, a hesitation markerExpand
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Redevelopment of a Morphological Class
Coronal stop deletion (or‚`TD Deletion‚`) is the paradigm sociolinguistic variable. It was first described in African American English (Labov et al., 1968) as a rule whereby word final /Ct/ and /Cd/Expand
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The early influence of phonology on a phonetic change
The conventional wisdom regarding the diachronic process whereby phonetic phenomena become phonologized appears to be the ‘error accumulation’ model, so called by Baker, Archangeli, and MielkeExpand
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Phonological Rule Change: The Constant Rate Effect
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The detailed quantitative study of language change, as found in studies such as Labov (1994) and Kroch (1989), has raised two central questions for linguistic theory. Expand
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Generations, lifespans, and the zeitgeist
Abstract This paper is equal parts methodological recommendation and an empirical investigation of the time dimensions of linguistic change. It is increasingly common in the sociolinguisticExpand
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The Spread of Raising : Opacity, Lexicalization, and Diffusion
Canadian Raising is typically described as the centralization of the nucleus of /ay/ before voiceless segments. However some recent studies in areas affected by Raising have shown that the currentExpand
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Filled pause choice as a sociolinguistic variable
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We argue that filled pause selection (um/uh) is a sociolinguistic variable, conditioned by both internal and external factors. Expand
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