Publication details [#53484]

Nagy, Naomi and Patricia Irwin. 2010. Boston (r): Neighbo(r)s nea(r) and fa®. Language Variation and Change 22 (2) : 241–278.
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Cambridge University Press


This paper compares the impact of linguistic and social factors on (r) in Boston and in two New Hampshire towns. The preceding vowel as well as age, ethnic and geographic divergences were found to hold strong effects.