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Product Description: English has long been suspected to be a vowel-shifting language. This hypothesis, often only adumbrated in previous work, is closely investigated in this book. Framed within a novel framework combining evolutionary linguistics and Optimality Theory, the account proposed here argues that the replacement of duration by quality as the primary cue to signaling vowel oppositions has resulted in the 'shiftiness' of many post-medieval English varieties...read more

Hardcover:

9783110369502 | Mouton De Gruyter, February 26, 2015, cover price $154.00 | About this edition: English has long been suspected to be a vowel-shifting language.

Paperback:

9780449132937, titled "Dress Her in Indigo" | Reissue edition (Gold Medal, February 1, 1995), cover price $5.99 | also contains Dress Her in Indigo | About this edition: "To diggers a thousand years from now.

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