fronted /oU/

Sun Nov 5 13:22:04 UTC 2000

Current thinking seems to be thatthat the fronting of the back vowels is
more of a pandialectal phenom and not part of the Southern shift per se.  It
seems missing in draft parts of Labov's Atlas of North America.

A naive question:  What is th relation between this pattern of fronting
and the process of unrounding?  I notice considerable unrounding or
spread in the production of back vowels in these hereabout parts.

Virtually, Terry
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