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Ethnicity and sound change: African American English in Charleston, SC

  title={Ethnicity and sound change: African American English in Charleston, SC},
  author={Maciej Baranowski},
This study investigates the degree to which African Americans participate in the sound changes currently in progress in the dialect of Charleston, South Carolina. It is based on a sample of 60 African Americans native to the area, recorded during sociolinguistic interviews; spontaneous speech is supplemented with word list reading and minimal-pair tests. The speech of 20 of the informants has been analyzed acoustically. The paper focuses on two sets of sound changes found earlier in the white… Expand
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