saying "ah" for "awe"

Gordon, Matthew J. GordonMJ at MISSOURI.EDU
Sat Sep 30 17:25:50 UTC 2006

There are lots of good, accessible essays written by linguists on the companion site for PBS's "Do you speak American?" program which aired a year or so ago.

On the cot/caught merger, you might check out the following, though the tone is too confessional for my tastes:

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There is a lot of information available online concering social and regional 
variation in American English, and if you do a bit of search-engine hunting, 
you can find a lot of information about all of these phenomena.

The American Dialect Society -

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