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Journal Title: University of Pennyslvania Working Papers in Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   19/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 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:


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
Publisher: Penn Linguistics Club
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Danish
Creole, Haitian
Creole English, Hawai'i
LL Issue: 24.4203