[3] Northern Varieties Assignment explanation_film themes

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LIN 200.01 Language in the United States Dr. JC Weisenberg Northern Varieties
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Assignment #1 – Sample question Former President George W. Bush, like many Americans, says nuclear “noo- kyuh-luhr.” Compare this pronunciation with the spelling. What has happened? (Hint: consider the history of ask/aks )
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Sample response question #1 A purely linguistic reason for the change in pronunciation from r ± '„“ P² r would refer to metathesis , which is the switching of two adjacent sounds. Taylor (2002) suggested it this way: "nook- le- yer" becomes "nook- ye- ler.") This type of switching, or metathesis occurs commonly in English pronunciation. Some folks might pronounce "iron" as "eye- yern" rather than "eye- ron." (Taylor, 2002). In other words, former President George W. Bush is not the only individual, and supposedly not the only president, who has been guilty of metathesis (Safire, 2001). Presidents Eisenhower, Carter, and Clinton were also recorded using this switch of syllables. Interestingly, both forms appear in standard
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course LIN 200 taught by Professor Julia during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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