New PDF release: A Reader in Sociophonetics

By Dennis R. Preston, Nancy Niedzielski

ISBN-10: 1934078042

ISBN-13: 9781934078044

Sociophonetics is a sub-branch of phonetics that has attracted loads of cognizance lately. Advances in speech technological know-how and technological simulations permit more and more subtle stories of language touch and alter. rather on the point of pronunciation, those reports exhibit that language sort is strong and socially embedded. even though the e-book assumes a few wisdom of easy acoustics and variationist experiences, the overall creation offers a overview of practices within the box, together with these of assortment, research, and interpretation.

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In 40 Alice Faber, Marianna Di Paolo, and Catherine T. Best Roger Eaton, Olga Fischer, Willem Koopman, and Frederike van der Leek (eds), Papers from the 4th ICEHL. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 303–318. Stockwell, Robert P. and Donka Minkova. 1988. The English Vowel Shift: Problems of coherence and explanation. In Kastovsky and Bauer (eds), 355–394. Stockwell, Robert P. and Donka Minkova. 1990. The Early Modern English vowels, more o’Lass. Diachronica 7: 199–214. Stockwell, Robert P. and Donka Minkova.

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Throughout the 17th century, the orthoepists treat great and break as regular. Anomalous pronunciations with [e] ¿rst appear in the early 18th century. Until late in that century pronunciations of great with [i] still occurred, but were considered affected. , Sa 2 Prees, Db 4 Youlgreave, St 1 Warslow, St 2 Mow Cop. The anomalous vowel in yea is generally explained as parallelism with that in nay. The only thing exceptional about steak is its spelling. The source for its nucleus is Old Norse /ei/, which has [e] as its normal reÀex (Jesperson 1909: 76; Luick 1964: §389; Bloom¿eld 1984: 360–361).

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