The effect of outliers on the perception of sound change

Here’s another article where the title tells us everything we need to know. This one is definitely interesting if one is interested in a Labovian view on sound change. It’s from the most recent Language Variation and Change, and available via link directly from the LVC site…

Labov, William, Maciej Baranowski, and Aaron Dinkin. 2010. The effect of outliers on the perception of sound change. Language Variation and Change,  22.2:175-190. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=7921598&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0954394510000104

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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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