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ERIC Number: ED057652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov-5
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
Some Rules for the Pronunciation of English in Northwest Arkansas.
Underwood, Gary N.
This paper summarizes a number of generalizations concerning the vowels used in a dialect of English spoken in northwest Arkansas. The generalizations are in the form of ordered rules in line with theories of generative grammar. The concept of an underlying system of diaphonemes is used, similar to that of Rudolph Troike. The primary focus is on vowels; consonants are considered when they are involved in relevant phonetic environments. Tense and lax vowels, and diphthongs are discussed in terms of their appearance in a particular environment. A phonological matrix illustrates the diaphonemes used in the dialect. Some generative rules for pronunciation are provided along with examples, and references are included. (VM)
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Identifiers: Arkansas
Note: Speech presented at the Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Dialect Society, Detroit, Michigan, November 5, 1971