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Vowel Duration in Three American English Dialects.
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PMID:  20198113     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The article reports on an acoustic investigation into the duration of five American English vowels, those found in hid, head, had, hayed, and hide. We compare duration across three major dialect areas: the Inland North, Midlands, and South. The results show systematic differences across all vowels studied, with the longest durations in the South and the shortest in the Inland North, with the Midlands in an intermediate but distinct position. More generally, the sample differs from and complements other work on this question by including detailed evidence from relatively small, cohesive areas, each within a different established dialect region.
Ewa Jacewicz; Robert A Fox; Joseph Salmons
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Journal Detail:
Title:  American speech     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0003-1283     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-7-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100966585     Medline TA:  Am Speech     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  367-385     Citation Subset:  -    
Ohio State University.
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R01 DC006871-03//NIDCD NIH HHS

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