voice and race recognition

Johanna Rubba jrubba at calpoly.edu
Thu Dec 30 05:01:00 UTC 2010

So far as I know (and Geoff Nathan can correct me if I'm wrong),  
short /a/ in Hawai'ian is, in general, pronounced as schwa. This  
would cause what appears to be Canadian raising in the state's name,  
but that's only because the /i/ follows. The first /a/  in the word  
is also a schwa.

In any case, I don't know anything about the presence or absence of  
Can. raising in the various regional manifestations of AAE.

Dr. Johanna Rubba, Ph. D.
Professor, Linguistics
Linguistics Minor Advisor
English Dept.
Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo
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