By Olivia Frey
Towards the top of the twentieth century, William Labov, an American linguist, overruled the tools of conventional dialectology looking on lexical edition and claimed that “regional range is expanding because of opposing activities inside vowel structures” (Labov, Ash & Boberg 2005: 18). In different phrases, the divergent advancements in American English dialects are caused by the operation of chain shifts relocating the phonetic values of vowels in extensively varied instructions. In those complicated rotations, complete units or subsystems of vowels opposite their relative positions to one another, wherein telephones representing one phoneme in a single dialect characterize a wholly various phoneme in one other (Labov 1991: 3).
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A comparison of the Northern Cities Shift and the Southern Shift in vowel pronunciation by American English speakers by Olivia Frey