Monthly Archives: August 2015

Canadian Vowel Shift in the news

The Canadian Vowel Shift, first identified by ELRC Management Committee member Sandra Clarke in 1995, was a hot topic in the media this week. Following a piece in the August 10 2015 edition of Maclean’s magazine ( ) Dr. Clarke … Continue reading

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Voices of Newfoundland and Labrador wants your photos!

As a follow-up to its highly successful online Dialect Atlas of Newfoundland and Labrador (, Memorial University’s English Language Research Centre (ELRC) is creating a new website called Voices of Newfoundland and Labrador. This website will feature high-quality digitized speech … Continue reading

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