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UC Berkeley Phonology Lab Annual Reports
A phonetic study of the vowel spaces of 535 young speakers of Californian English showed that participation in the California Vowel Shift, a sound change unique to the West Coast region of the United States, varied depending on the speaker's selfidentified ethnicity. For example, the fronting of the pre-nasal hand vowel varied by ethnicity, with White speakers participating the most and Chinese and South Asian speakers participating less. In another example, Korean and South Asian speakers ofdoi:10.5070/p7121040736 fatcat:yhluokdfyvaovig3lbdxmegg64