NWAV 40 New Perspectives on Vowel Shifting Panel Overview

Here is the overview for the NWAV 40 “New Perspectives on Vowel Shifting” panel, organized by David Durian, Matthew J Gordon, Brian D Joseph, and Dennis Preston. It includes abstracts for each individual paper within each of the two panel sessions as well as an abstract for the whole of the double panel. It is posted as a .pdf.

Currently, 3 papers from the panel (session 2) are available via links on this blog. Click the links below to access abstracts for the presentations as well as links to slide shows of the presentations.

Dinkin’s Toward a Unified Theory of Chain Shifting

Durian and Joseph Making Sense of Shifty Changes: The Role of Phonetic Analogy in Vowel Shifts

Fruehwald’s The Phonological Component of Phonetic Change


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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