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Query Subject:   Re: Variation of theta to [f] in varieties of English
Author:   Kirk Hazen
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I am looking for both linguistic and social information concerning
theta to [f] variation in varieties of English (e.g. "birthday" to
"bir[f]day" ). I know that in Northern varieties of US English, it can
be highly stigmatized; however, in the Southern US, it for the mos
part passes unnoticed. I was wondering what the social constraints or
associations might be in other varieties of English. Email me
directly, and I will post a summary. Thanks, Kirk [krk]

Thanks for your help,
Kirk

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Kirk Hazen, Ph.D.
West Virginia Dialect Projec
Department of English, Box 6296
West Virginia University
Morgantown WV
26506-6296

(304)293-3107 (p)
(304)293-5380 (f)
http://www.as.wvu.edu/~khazen


LL Issue: 13.1914
Date posted: 13-Jul-2002



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