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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
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University of Pennyslvania Working Papers in Linguistics
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The Penn Linguistics Club is proud to announce the publication of U. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 19.2: Selected Papers from NWAV 41. The issue may be accessed for free online at:
http://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol19/iss2/ Ethnicity and Sound Change: African American English in Charleston, SC Maciej Baranowski Social Evaluation of Asian Accented English Carina Bauman Lexical Frequency and Syntactic Variation: A Test of a Linguistic Hypothesis Robert Bayley, Kristen Greer, and Cory Holland Retreat from the Southern Vowel Shift in Raleigh, NC: Social Factors Robin Dodsworth Language Variation and Change in Hawai’i English: KIT, DRESS, and TRAP Katie Drager, M. Joelle Kirtley, James Grama, and Sean Simpson A Department Store Study for the 21st Century: /r/ vocalization on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress Maeve Eberhardt and Corinne Downs “De quoi tu parles?”: A diachronic study of sociopragmatic interrogative variation in French films Kelly Farmer Age of Second Dialect Acquisition and Linguistic Practice Across Ethno-racial Boundaries in the Urban Midwest Sonya Fix Locating Style: Style-shifting to Characterize Community at the Border of Washington, D.C. Jessica Grieser The Evolutionary Trajectory of the Icelandic New Passive Anton Karl Ingason, Julie Anne Legate, and Charles Yang A Tale of Two Cities: Community Density and African American English Vowels Mary Kohn and Charlie Farrington East End Boys and West End Girls: /s/-Fronting in Southeast England Erez Levon and Sophie Holmes-Elliott English auxiliary realization and the independence of morphology and phonetics Laurel Mackenzie and Charles Yang A Study of Variation in the BATH Vowel among White Speakers of South African English in Five Cities Rajend Mesthrie, Alida Chevalier, and Timothy Dunne Ultrasound and Corpus Study of a Change from Below: Vowel Rhoticity in Canadian French Jeff Mielke TH-stopping in New York City: Substrate Effect Turned Ethnic Marker? Luiza Newlin-Łukowicz The Phonology of the Canadian Shift Revisited: Thunder Bay & Cape Breton Rebecca V. Roeder and Matt Hunt Gardner Investigating a gradual metathesis: Phonetic and lexical factors on /s/- aspiration in Andalusian Spanish Hanna Ruch Sociolinguistic Correlates of Negative Evaluation: Variable Concord in Rio de Janeiro Maria Marta Pereira Scherre and Anthony J. Naro Changing Pronunciation but Stable Social Evaluation? Jacob Thøgersen and Nicolai Pharao Morphophonological Variation in Haitian Creole: the Case of 3SG Anne-José Villeneuve, Jason F. Siegel, and Albert Valdman Aaron Freeman Issue Editor, 19.2
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