By Olivia Frey
Towards the tip of the 20 th century, William Labov, an American linguist, overruled the equipment of conventional dialectology looking on lexical edition and claimed that “regional variety is expanding due to opposing routine inside of vowel platforms” (Labov, Ash & Boberg 2005: 18). In different phrases, the divergent advancements in American English dialects are brought on by the operation of chain shifts relocating the phonetic values of vowels in notably diversified instructions. In those advanced rotations, complete units or subsystems of vowels opposite their relative positions to one another, wherein telephones representing one phoneme in a single dialect symbolize a completely varied phoneme in one other (Labov 1991: 3).
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