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Title: Penn Working Papers in Linguistics Vol 9:2
Edited By: Tara Sanchez
Uri Horesh
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Penn Working Papers in Linguistics is happy to announce that PWPL 9.2, "Papers from NWAV 31", is now available.

Contents:

Helene Blondeau. The old nous and the new nous: A comparison of 19th and
20th Century spoken uebec French.

Richard Cameron. Three Puerto Rican Spanish variables as texts on aging and gendering.

Anne Harper Charity. Range of dialect in the formal speech of
African-American elementary school children.

Eve V. Clark. Critical periods, time, and practice.

Cecilia Cutler. The authentic speaker revisited: A look at ethnic perception data from white hip hoppers.

Chad Howe and Scott A. Schwenter. Present perfect for preterite across
Spanish dialects.

Thomas A. Klinger. Language labels and language use among Cajuns and
Creoles in Louisiana.

Andrew Koontz-Garboden. Spanish progressive aspect in stochastic OT.

Manfred A. Krug. (Great) vowel shifts present and past: Meeting ground for structural and natural phonologists.

Kenjiro Matsuda. Constant Rate Hypothesis, age-grading, and apparent time construct.

Beckie Moriello and Walt Wolfram. New dialect formation in the rural
South: Emerging Hispanic English varieties in the mid-Atlantic.

Aaron Shield. The 64 million dollar vowel: Anglo pronunciation of a
Spanish last name in Texas.

Rena Torres Cacoullos and Jessie Elana Aaron. Determiner variation with
English-origin nouns in New Mexican Spanish: Borrowing bare forms.

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Publication Year: 2003
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Subject Language(s): English
French
Spanish
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