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Topics of the day:

1. American /r/
2. Grammar -- It's Not Just For the Classroom! (3)
3. Linguistics education: possible jobs at Swarthmore
4. American /r/ -Reply
5. "You know what I mean" (2)


Date: Mon, 1 Jun 1998 12:57:22 +0100
From: Aaron Drews
Subject: American /r/

Hello All,

I'm trying to find a book/reference that says the underlying sound in
American English for the words _bird_, _fur_, _butt_er_ is a single,
rhoticized phoneme. The books in our library on American pronunciation
have not been helpful at all. I've been recommended Kenyon, but our
library seems to only have a copy in its database rather than in any
readable form.

Do any of you know of a reference that claims a single _er_ sound? Is
there anything out there that deals with American rhoticity in any great
depth? Better yet, are any of these printed by a publisher with a British

Thanks for any help!


Aaron E. Drews The University of Edinburgh
+44 (0)131 650-3485 Departments of English Language
http://www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~aaron and Linguistics