Your Shifty Vowels
Lecture no. 8 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You
Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Delve into the complex subject of English vowels and what they reveal about speakers. Learn about the massive vowel changes currently taking place in American dialects, and how these shifts identify social distinctions. Investigate how we produce vowel sounds, and why vowel shifts can drastically change a language over time.