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ERIC Number: EJ527839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Out of the AIR and into the EAR: Another View of the New Zealand Diphthong Merger.
Maclagan, Margaret A.; Gordon, Elizabeth
Language Variation and Change, v8 n1 p125-47 1996
Reports a study of the diphthongs, "EAR" and "AIR," which are merging for many New Zealand speakers. Each stage of the study involves the analysis of word lists and sentences read by over 100 14- and 15-year-old school pupils. Results indicate a trend toward a merger to the EAR diphthong. (18 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand