The Learnèd /t/: Phonological Variation In Orthodox Jewish English

  title={The Learn{\`e}d /t/: Phonological Variation In Orthodox Jewish English},
  author={Sarah Bunin Benor},
A number of linguistic variables have similar social meanings across regions and in diverse communities of practice. For example, the realization of the "-ing" suffix as [In], as in "walkin' ," has been reported as indexing informality in a number of populations from England to New England (i.e. Fischer 1958, Trudgill 1974). Fortis realizations of [6] and [6] have been noted in urban populations around the country as connoting toughness or emphatic tone (Eckert 2000:221). Another one of these… CONTINUE READING

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