Review Sheet2 - ReviewSheet BritishEnglishvs.AmericanEnglish a]vs[a i half ii past iii fast b lexicaldifferences i bootvs.trunk ii petrolvs.gas iii

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Review Sheet I. British English vs. American English a. [æ] vs. [a] i. half ii. past iii. fast b. lexical differences i. boot vs. trunk ii. petrol vs. gas iii. lorry vs. truck iv. flat vs. apartment v. holiday vs. vacation vi. queue vs. line vii. motorway vs. highway c. intervocalic /t/ i. better ii. matter iii. motto iv. pity d. r-less i. car ii. sure iii. card e. h-dropping i. house (dropped in British) ii. home (dropped in British) iii. herbal (dropped in American) iv. humor (sometimes dropped in American) v. human (sometimes dropped in American) f. Schedule! g. diphthongs i. pie ii. boy iii. cow h. plural verb i. “The government have…” ii. “Manchester United are…” II. Prescriptive vs. Descriptive Grammar
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a. Prescriptive i. how people should speak ii. grammarians b. Descriptive i. how people do speak ii. describing linguistic phenomena III. IPA symbols a. θ i. theta ii. “th” b. ʃ i. “sh” c. ʒ i. “zh” d. ŋ i. engma ii. “ng” e. ə i. schwa ii. shortest vowel f. ʔ i. glottal stop ii. “uh-oh” g. Southern Vowel Shift i. [ pIn ] vs. [p n] ε ii. [ stil ] vs. [stIl]
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2009 for the course LIM 200 taught by Professor Weisenberg during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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Review Sheet2 - ReviewSheet BritishEnglishvs.AmericanEnglish a]vs[a i half ii past iii fast b lexicaldifferences i bootvs.trunk ii petrolvs.gas iii

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