Publishing Partner: Cambridge University Press CUP Extra Publisher Login
amazon logo
More Info


New from Oxford University Press!

ad

Raciolinguistics

Edited by H. Samy Alim, John R. Rickford, and Arnetha F. Ball

Raciolinguistics "Brings together a critical mass of scholars to form a new field dedicated to theorizing and analyzing language and race together."


New from Cambridge University Press!

ad

Sociolinguistics from the Periphery

By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland

Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."


Academic Paper


Title: Introduction: what are mergers and can they be reversed?
Author: Warren Maguire
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Author: Lynn Clark
Email: click here TO access email
Homepage: http://sites.google.com/site/lynnclarkling/Home
Institution: Lancaster University
Author: Kevin Watson
Email: click here TO access email
Homepage: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/profiles/Kevin-Watson/
Institution: University of Canterbury
Linguistic Field: Phonology
Abstract: In his foundational book on accents of English, Wells (1982: 374–5) describes the apparent merger of the vowels in the and lexical sets in Tyneside English (‘Geordie’) as follows: ‘In the broadest Geordie the lexical set is merged with , /ɔː/: work [wɔːk], first [fɔːst], shirt [ʃɔːt] (= short).’

CUP AT LINGUIST

This article appears IN English Language and Linguistics Vol. 17, Issue 2.

Return to TOC.

Add a new paper
Return to Academic Papers main page
Return to Directory of Linguists main page