Valerie Fridland

Learn More
Spectral differences among varieties of American English have been widely studied, typically recognizing three major regionally diagnostic vowel shift patterns [Labov, Ash, and Boberg (2006). The Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change (De Gruyter, Berlin)]. Durational variability across dialects, on the other hand, has(More)
In this paper, we attempt to refine our understanding of the relationship between Southern Vowel Shift (SVS) norms and Southern orientation in the U.S. We ask to what degree Southerners from three different states (TN, NC, VA) show evidence of these shifts acoustically. Most crucially, we examine how much the different locales vary in terms of how much they(More)
  • 1