Publication details [#64916]

Mackenzie, Laurel. 2018. Variable stem-final fricative voicing in American English plurals: Different pa[ð ~ θ]s of change. Language Variation and Change 30 (2) : 147–174.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


This article explores analogical leveling in a small range of American English nouns that hold irregular plural forms. In these nouns, which all result in a voiceless fricative, the fricative standardly voices in the plural (e.g., wolf–wol[v]es, path–pa[ð]s, house–hou[z]es).