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dc.contributor.authorHinrichs, Lars
Bohmann, Axel
Gorman, Kyle
dc.date.accessioned 2013-11-18T19:48:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-11-18T19:48:40Z
dc.date.issued 2013-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/75162
dc.description.abstract A complex process of change is underway in the Central Texas English GOOSE vowel. Koops (2010) describes it as the simultaneous operation of two qualitatively different fronting processes. One is a feature of traditional Southern American English (SAE) while the other results from a recent innovation in mainstream American English (MAE). In this paper, we examine a corpus of digital and digitized recordings of Central Texas English (TxE) speech, spanning 30 years in real and 100 in apparent time, to determine the distribution of these two variants of GOOSE throughout the social spectrum. We test two methods for modeling sub-phonemic variation in our dependent variable and perform regression analysis of both linguistic and social factors conditioning this variation. We find, in particular, that women favor the more prestigious MAE variant, suggesting a sound change in progress that aligns TxE more closely with MAE.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/
dc.title Real-Time Trends in the Texas English Vowel System: F2 Trajectory in GOOSE as an Index of a Variety's Ongoing Delocalization
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Rice Working Papers in Linguistics
dc.contributor.org Linguistics Department
dc.subject.keywordsociophonetics
sound change
dialect leveling
Texas English
dc.citation.volumeNumber 4
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.citation Hinrichs, Lars, Bohmann, Axel and Gorman, Kyle. "Real-Time Trends in the Texas English Vowel System: F2 Trajectory in GOOSE as an Index of a Variety's Ongoing Delocalization." Rice Working Papers in Linguistics, 4, (2013) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/75162.


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