Drag chains, but not push chains…

Continuing the theme of numerous ways of looking at vowel shifts, this week, I present the views of Robert D King on the subject, via his 1969 Glossa article “Push Chains and Drag Chains.” Among the interesting points King discusses are his view that drag chains, but not push chains, exist. (Since Glossa is no longer in print, I have included an actual pdf of the article with this posting.)

King, Robert D. 1969. Push chains and drag chains. Glossa, 3.1:3-21. http://www.ling.osu.edu/~ddurian/AWAC/king 1969.pdf

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About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University. Currently, I work as the Lecturer at Rice University, where I teach undergraduate courses in both sociolinguistics and general linguistics. I also work on research projects investing language variation and change in US English a variety of cities. Specifically, at the moment, this includes Houston, Chicago, and Columbus, OH.

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