Keywords

southern diphthong, transcription, production, speech

Abstract

  • 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.

Document Type

Presentation

Publication Date

2019-01-06

Publisher

University of Georgia

Language

English

College

Humanities

Department

Linguistics

University Standing at Time of Publication

Assistant Professor

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