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ERIC Number: EJ777578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 2
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-1366-7289
Phonological Change in a Small Language Community
Hualde, Jose Ignacio
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, v7 n2 p105-106 Aug 2004
Bullock and Gerfen show that two of the last speakers of French in Frenchville, Pennsylvania, systematically replace the French front mid round vowel (in words like "deux, neuf") with the rhoticized schwa of American English, their dominant language. As the authors argue, it is unlikely that this sound change would have arisen in the speech of French speakers who were not bilingual in English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania