A Reader in Sociophonetics by Dennis R. Preston, Nancy Niedzielski

By Dennis R. Preston, Nancy Niedzielski

Sociophonetics is a sub-branch of phonetics that has attracted loads of cognizance lately. Advances in speech technology and technological simulations let more and more refined stories of language touch and alter. relatively on the point of pronunciation, those reports exhibit that language style is powerful and socially embedded. even if the ebook assumes a few wisdom of easy acoustics and variationist stories, the final creation offers a overview of practices within the box, together with these of assortment, research, and interpretation.

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1992a. What, if anything, was the Great Vowel Shift? In Matti Rissanen, Ossi Ihalainen, Terttu Nevalainen, and Irma Vitsainen (eds), History of Englishes: New methods and interpretations in historical linguistics. Berlin: Mouton, 144–155. Lass, Roger. 1992b. The Early Modern English short vowels noch Einmal, again: A reply to Minkova and Stockwell. Diachronica 9: 1–13. Luick, Karl. [1914–1929] 1964. Historische Grammatik der englischen Sprache. Oxford: Blackwell. Miller, D. Gary. 1976. Glide deletion, contraction, Attic reversion, and related problems of Ancient Greek phonology.

2) found that in the late 14th century, *‫ ࡂܭ‬SPEAK rhymed with *‫ ࡃܭ‬HEAP and with *Ɲ FEED, but *‫ ࡃܭ‬HEAP and *Ɲ FEED did not rhyme with each other. Ogura interprets these facts as reÀecting lexical diffusion leading to the ultimate merger of *Ɲ FEED and *‫ ࡃܭ‬HEAP. However, if, as Ogura suggests, this merger was complete by the middle of the 15th century, subsequent developments are dif¿cult to interpret. Consequently, we would like to suggest that *‫ ࡃܭ‬HEAP, *Ɲ FEED, and *‫ ࡂܭ‬SPEAK were phonetically very close, but nonetheless distinct.

Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 58–75. 38 Alice Faber, Marianna Di Paolo, and Catherine T. Best Faber, Alice, Catherine T. Best, and Marianna Di Paolo. 1993a. Cross-dialect perception of nearly merged forms. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the LSA. Los Angeles, California. Faber, Alice, Catherine T. Best, and Marianna Di Paolo. 1993b. Dialect differences in vowel perception. Paper Presented at the Fall Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Denver, Colorado. Faber, Alice and Marianna Di Paolo.

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