Early Development of the Card-cord Merger in Utah

  title={Early Development of the Card-cord Merger in Utah},
  author={David Bowie},
This study is part of the Early Utah English Project, an ongoing investigation into the phonetic form of English as spoken in the Territory of Utah during the last half of the nineteenth century. It reconstructs one aspect of the formation of a new variety (in this case specifically, English as spoken in Utah) by using audio recordings of people born early in the permanent English-speaking settlement of the area (which began in 1847) as data and a variationist approach for analysis. Although… CONTINUE READING