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Chapter 4 The Anti-clockwise Vowel Shift

  • Geoff Lindsey
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Abstract

Over recent decades, the qualities of most vowels have shifted in standard British pronunciation. The various changes add up to a large-scale ‘anti- clockwise’ shift in the vowel system. However, the phonetic symbols most widely in use for British English reflect hardly any of these changes.

Keywords

Vowels Vowel space Vowel quadrilateral Vowel shift 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geoff Lindsey
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  1. 1.LinguisticsUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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