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Abstract

The focus of this study is on the acoustic vowel space of one female speaker’s (the second author) idiolect compared to General American English (GAE), Midwest English (MWE), and Central Minnesota English (CMNE). The test items are . Each word was repeated three times. Each repetition was measured for F0, F1, F2, F3, intensity, and duration. Acoustic vowel spaces are created in which Sand’s vowels are compared with GAE, MWE, and CMNE vowels. F1 and F2 are also compared to determine the extent to which Sand’s vowels are similar, or different from the three dialects under consideration.

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Author Bio

Molly Sand is a university student at Saint Cloud State University, MN. She was born and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where her high school English teacher inspired her to pursue teaching English as a second language (TESL). She is studying Linguistics and TESL. She studied abroad in England and developed a further understanding of the various English dialects. She plans to teach ESL outside of the United States and continue her studies in graduate school. She can be reached via email at: mjsand@stcloudstate.edu or at MollySa306@gmail.com.

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