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dc.contributor.authorMellesmoen, Gloriaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-13T19:24:28Z
dc.date.available2016-09-13T19:24:28Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-13
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/14883
dc.description.abstractThere are two features of /æ/ in British Columbia (BC) English that are widely attested in the literature: it is undergoing retraction and lowering and it is sensitive to the influence of certain following consonants. The present study aims to utilize both features to evaluate the phonological status of /æ/ before nasal consonants in BC English by examining the progression of sound change and the phonemic organization of /æ/ in different environments. Specifically, production and perception results are taken together to evaluate the phonetic position of pre-nasal /æ/ relative to other environments. These results are interpreted within a modular feedforward architecture of phonology to establish the phonological (allophonic) and phonetic (shallowphonic) rules that govern the internal relationships between the subphonemic elements of /æ/ in BC English. Further, the findings of this study provide evidence for the allophone being the target of sound change, rather than the phoneme.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesStrathy Student Working Papers on Canadian Englishen
dc.subjectCanadian Englishen
dc.subjectchain shiften
dc.titleDiscerning the sub-phonemic identity of pre-nasal /æ/ in British Columbia Englishen
dc.typejournal articleen


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