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Title: Introduction: what are mergers and can they be reversed?
Author: Warren Maguire
Institution: University of Edinburgh
Author: Lynn Clark
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Institution: Lancaster University
Author: Kevin Watson
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Institution: University of Canterbury
Linguistic Field: Phonology
Abstract: In his foundational book on accents of English, Wells (1982: 374–5) describes the apparent merger of the vowels in the and lexical sets in Tyneside English (‘Geordie’) as follows: ‘In the broadest Geordie the lexical set is merged with , /ɔː/: work [wɔːk], first [fɔːst], shirt [ʃɔːt] (= short).’

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