Date: Thu, 7 Dec 1995 21:25:21 -0600 From: OBRYAN ERIN LEIGH Subject: vowel laxing I am doing some dialect work on vowel laxing in Wichita, Kansas and Kansas City, Kansas. (eg. Does "really" rhyme with "silly"? Is "while" a homophone of "wall"?) If anyone knows of any good sources on tense versus lax vowels or any related studies, I would really appreciate any information about them. Erin O'Bryan Linguistics Student University of Kansas