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Reversal and Re-Organization of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan

@inproceedings{Wagner2016ReversalAR,
  title={Reversal and Re-Organization of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan},
  author={S. Wagner and Alexander Mason and M. Nesbitt and Erin Pevan and M. Savage},
  year={2016}
}
We report initial findings from a study of the Northern Cities Shift (NCS) in Lansing, Michigan. As in other urban centers recently examined, the NCS appears to be undergoing re-evaluation and attrition. However, whereas others have found the NCS to be simply undergoing “exact reversals” of its vowel movements (Driscoll and Lape 2014), in Lansing we find two additional processes in addition to reversal: reorganization and continuation. We observe reversal of the fronting of LOT, reorganization… Expand

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