Split short-a fest posting updated

Note that last week’s “short-a fest” post has now been updated to a) make the geography of the studies easier to sort out and b) include two studies previously unposted–Johnson (1998) and Dinkin & Friesner (2009). See the original post for more details. Also included with this update is  a public link to images (and a brief discussion) of the Columbus short-a system, as posted recently to my Columbus Dialect blog, and a link to a presentation on Columbus short-a that I did in November, 2010 for the Changelings discussion group at OSU.


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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