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.


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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