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ERIC Number: EJ552238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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ISSN: ISSN-0954-3945
Solving the Actuation Problem: Merger and Immigration in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Herold, Ruth
Language Variation and Change, v9 n2 p165-89 1997
Uses interview and telephone survey data to demonstrate that the merger of the vowels in words such as "cot" and "caught," traditionally considered a defining characteristics of the speech of western Pennsylvania, is well established in the mining towns of eastern Pennsylvania. Notes that the data indicate that the merger arose independently due to massive in-migration of Polish and other languages. (30 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania