Gender and Postvocalic /r/ in the American South: A Detailed Socioregional Analysis

  title={Gender and Postvocalic /r/ in the American South: A Detailed Socioregional Analysis},
  author={Thomas Sch{\"o}nweitz},
  journal={American Speech},
  pages={259 - 285}
L'A. presente une analyse socioregionale detaillee concernant la realisation de /r/ en position postvocalique dans le sud des Etats-Unis, region qui s'etend du Maryland a la Floride. La variation dans la prononciation du /r/ entre une variante rhotique et non rhotique constitue un trait de differenciation regionale particulierement pertinent et significatif. Bien que cette region du sud des Etats-Unis soit marquee traditionnellement par une variante non rhotique, un processus de changement dans… 

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