Migration, Accommodation And Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic…

Hardcover | March 7, 2008

byB. Anderson

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Migration, Accommodation, and Language Change: Language and the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identity marries qualitative ethnographic methods to quantitative acoustic methods. The analysis describes the differences between internal and external factors in phonological change and demonstrates how these two forces interact in structuring the phonological systems of Appalachian and African American Southern Migrant speakers in the Detroit, Michigan area.

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Migration, Accommodation, and Language Change: Language and the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identity marries qualitative ethnographic methods to quantitative acoustic methods. The analysis describes the differences between internal and external factors in phonological change and demonstrates how these two forces interact in str...

BRIDGET L. ANDERSON is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Old Dominion University, Virginia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:242 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.02 inPublished:March 7, 2008Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230008860

ISBN - 13:9780230008861

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Table of Contents

List of Tables * List of Figures * Acknowledgments * Introduction * The Sociolinguistic Context of African American English and Appalachian English in Detroit * Models of Change * Field Techniques And Acoustic Methods * The High and Lower-High Back Vowels * The Patterning of /ai/ * The Relationship of Local Orientations and Patterns of Usage in Detroit * References * Index