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LINGUIST List 16.3513

Mon Dec 12 2005

Books: Socioling/Phonetics, English: Labov et al (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, The Atlas of North American English: Labov, Ash, Boberg (Eds)

Message 1: The Atlas of North American English: Labov, Ash, Boberg (Eds)
Date: 09-Dec-2005
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: The Atlas of North American English: Labov, Ash, Boberg (Eds)

Title: The Atlas of North American English
Subtitle: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change. A Multimedia Reference Tool
Published: 2005
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL: http://www.mouton-online.com/anae.php

Author: William Labov
Author: Sharon Ash
Author: Charles Boberg
Hardback: ISBN: 3110167468 Pages: xvii, 320 Price: U.S. $ 620.00 Comment: Introductory Price, Valid until March 31, 2006 with CD
Hardback: ISBN: 3110167468 Pages: xvii, 320 Price: Europe EURO 598.00 Comment: List Price, with CD-ROM
Hardback: ISBN: 3110167468 Pages: xvii, 320 Price: Europe EURO 498.00 Comment: Introductory Price, Valid until March 31, 2006 with CD
Hardback: ISBN: 3110167468 Pages: xvii, 320 Price: U.S. $ 749.00 Comment: List Price, with CD-ROM

The Atlas of North American English provides the first overall view of the
pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The
Atlas redefines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of
sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those
changes. It is based on a telephone survey of 762 local speakers,
representing all the urbanized areas of North America. It has been
developed by Bill Labov, one of the world's leading sociolinguists,
together with his colleagues Sharon Ash and Charles Boberg.

The Atlas consists of a book accompanied by a multimedia CD-ROM. Starting
in January 2006, the content of the book and the multimedia CD-ROM along
with additional data will also be available online.

The book contains
* 23 chapters that re-define the geographic boundaries of North American
dialects and trace the influence of gender, age, education, and city size
on the progress of sound change.
* findings that show a dramatic and increasing divergence of English
dialects as vowels in different regions are rotated in opposite directions
by the Northern Cities Shift, the Southern Shift, the Canadian Shift, and
other sweeping changes that are affecting the North American continent as a
* 139 four color maps that illustrate the regional distribution of
phonological and phonetic variables across North America;
* 120 four color vowel charts of individual speakers.

The multimedia CD-ROM supplements the articles and maps by providing
* a data base with measurements of more than 100,000 vowels and mean values
for 439 speakers;
* extended sound samples of all North American dialects;
* multimedia material for further study;
* interactive applications to enhance classroom presentations.

A free demo version is available at www.mouton-online.com


Introductory Price: Euro 498.00 / sFr 797.00 / *US$ 620.00 (for orders
received by March 31, 2006)

List Price: Euro 598.00 / sFr 957.00 / *US$ 749.00

Purchase the combined edition now and receive free access to the online
version until December 31, 2006!
Thereafter, a service fee of Euro 100.00 / *US$ 125.00 per calendar year is
payable. (ISSN 1861-0943)

Starting January 2007, online access is available for a service fee of Euro
100.00 / *US$ 125.00 per calendar year for purchasers of the combined
edition. To register for online access, please contact your supplier or
Mouton de Gruyter (customerservicedegruyter.com) for further details.
(ISSN 1861-0943)

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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Language Description

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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