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Sun Feb 26 2012

Qs: G-Dropping in Informal English Speech

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        1.     Mariah Hamang , G-Dropping in Informal English Speech

Message 1: G-Dropping in Informal English Speech
Date: 22-Feb-2012
From: Mariah Hamang <mkhamangumail.iu.edu>
Subject: G-Dropping in Informal English Speech
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I am developing a research project that addresses the frequency with
which the final engma is dropped (g-dropping) or retained in informal
speech situations. (Progressive constructions, ''nothing,'' etc.).

I am having some difficulty finding existing research on this topic. In
conducting my research, I would like to consider the models that
speakers have for their construction of this sound sound, specifically
models given by authorities in educational settings.

I am also interested in research that explores the difference (if any)
between men's and women's pronunciation of the sound.

Thank you very much.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics

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