Northern Cities Vowel Shift

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The Northern Cities Vowel shift was mentioned in our reading as characteristic of "burnout" girls as a marker for being "rough". I didn't know what this was so looked it up., this explains it pretty clearly. ps. I assume "bill" is the same William Labov from the New York department store study?

Posted by Poppy Frean on February 27, 2019

Eckert, Penelope;
Labov, William;
Northern Cities Shift;

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