Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change

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William Labov, Sharon Ash, and Charles Boberg, Atlas of North American English: Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change, Book and CD ROM edition (Berlin; New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2005).

The Atlas of North American English provides the first overall view of the pronunciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. The Atlas re-defines the regional dialects of American English on the basis of sound changes active in the 1990s and draws new boundaries reflecting those changes. It is based on a telephone survey of 762 local speakers, representing all the urbanized areas of North America.

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