ERIC Number: EJ641201
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Dialect Leveling and /ai/ Monopthongization among African American Detroiters.
Anderson, Bridget L.
Journal of Sociolinguistics, v6 n1 p86-98 Feb 2002
Presents evidence that Detroit African Americans are participating in a recent sound change that is typically associated with some White but not African American varieties in the American South. Reports a leveling pattern in which /ai/ monothongization has expanded to the salient pre-voiceless context in Detroit African American English (AAE). (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit)