This paper presents findings conducted on a Swiss German variety spoken in Ohio. The focus of this study is phonological maintenance of an inherited singleton-geminate contrast native to many Swiss German varieties. Results of the study indicate that while this phonological contrast is maintained, it is phonetically influenced by English, as indicated by acoustic measurements that converge towards English values.
Selected Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 8)
edited by Jan Heegård Petersen and Karoline Kühl
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