Moulton and the concept of phonological space

An oldie but a goodie. Some might say a classic in fact. And yet another from Word. A definite influence on Labov, as he discusses in The Social Stratification of English in New York City (1966).

Moulton, William G. 1962. Dialect geography and the concept of phonological space. Word, 18: 23-32. 1962.pdf


About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University and an MA in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Northern Illinois University. Currently, I work as the Lecturer at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where I teach undergraduate courses in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, and first-year composition. I also work on research projects investigating variation and change in the vowel system of modern US English as it is spoken by Americans living in a variety of cities. At the moment, this includes Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, and Eastern Pennsylvania.

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