Keywords

pre-velar vowels, Cowlitz County, vowel mergers

Abstract

Recent literature has revealed ongoing variation in Pacific Northwest English. In particular, back vowels (cf. Ward 2003; Becker et al. 2013; McLarty & Kendall 2014) and pre-velar front vowels (cf. Wassink et al. 2009; Riebold 2015; 2015, and others) have received considerable attention. In this paper I present recent data from Cowlitz County, Washington that shed light other mergers involving these vowels.

Original Publication Citation

Joseph A. Stanley. 2017 “The perception and production of two vowel mergers in Cowlitz County, Washington.” American Dialect Society (ADS) Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. January 5–8. (With UGA Linguistics Program travel award & UGA Graduate School travel award)

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

2017

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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