southern diphthong, transcription, production, speech
- Weakening of canonical /aɪ ɔɪ aʊ/ occurs in Southern speech (Thomas 2003)
- /ai/ weakening
- Most prevalent • Triggering feature of the Southern Vowel Shift (SVS) (Labov, Ash & Boberg 2006) • /ɔɪ/ weakening • Most prevalent amongst African Americans, and older European Americans in the South • For everyone before laterals (Thomas 2008) • /aʊ/ weakening • Widespread in European American Southern English (Thomas 2008)
Original Publication Citation
Rachel M. Olsen, Joseph A. Stanley, Michael Olsen, Lisa Lipani, & Margaret E. L. Renwick. 2019 “c.” American Dialect Society Annual Meeting. New York City, NY. January 3–6.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Stanley, Joseph A.; Olsen, Rachel M.; Olsen, Michael L.; Lipani, Lisa; and Renwick, Margaret E. L., "Reconciling perception with production in Southern speech" (2019). Faculty Publications. 6126.
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