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ERIC Number: ED057640
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 61
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The Stressed Vowels of Negro and White Speech of the Southern States: A Comparison.
Shayer, Howard B.
The concept of the chorophone forms the basis for this study of vowel differences between Southern Negro English and Southern white English. The author isolates chorophones for the speech community under study according to the occurrence of a particular segmental phoneme or corresponding phoneme sequences in a set of words, all of which contain the same segmental phoneme in the idiolects within the given speech community with relatively few exceptions. There is a discussion of the phones that appear within each chorophone and the differences apparent in Southern Negro and Southern white pronunciation. Several Gullah chorophones are also considered. A list of references is included. (VM)
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