Sociophonetics

Sociophonetics – the interface of sociolinguistics and phonetics – is a field that has expanded rapidly in recent years.

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Author: Erik Thomas

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137285614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Sociophonetics – the interface of sociolinguistics and phonetics – is a field that has expanded rapidly in recent years. A subject that requires both methodological and theoretical assessment for study, sociophonetics has never before been presented in a way that ties these fundamental strands together so successfully. This comprehensive and user friendly introduction seamlessly marries the dual cores of sociophonetics into one accessible text. In a methodical and structured approach, Sociophonetics: An Introduction:  Provides detailed analysis of phonetic variables, discussing consonants, vowels, prosody and voice quality  Includes clear and thorough explanations of how to measure linguistic phenomena and conduct acoustic analyses and perception experiments  Contains almost 200 illustrations of phonetic processes and 'field marks' for the examination of sociolinguistic variables  Covers a variety of theoretical approaches, including exemplar theory and cognitive sociolinguistics  Examines, through theoretical issues, how sociolinguistics, phonetics and cognitive linguistics are linked Thomas' innovative and friendly introduction to sociophonetics presents both a guide for advanced beginners as well as a basis for further development of professional research.

Sociophonetics

Written in an accessible style, this book will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, phonetics, speech sciences and psycholinguistics. See book website at http://lingtools.uoregon.edu/sociophonetics/

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Author: Tyler Kendall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316814772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Sociophonetics focuses on the relationship between phonetic or phonological form on the one hand, and social and regional factors on the other, working across fields as diverse as sociolinguistics, phonetics, speech sciences and psycholinguistics. Covering methodological, theoretical and computational approaches, this engaging introduction to sociophonetics brings new insights to age-old questions about language variation and change, and to the broader nature of language. It includes examples of important work on speech perception, focusing on vowels and sibilants throughout to provide detailed exemplification. The accompanying website provides a range of online resources, including audio files, data processing scripts and links. Written in an accessible style, this book will be welcomed by students and researchers in sociolinguistics, phonetics, speech sciences and psycholinguistics.

Sociophonetics

A concise introduction to sociophonetics, this book links research in sociolinguistics, phonetics, speech sciences, and psycholinguistics.

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Author: Tyler Kendall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107175952

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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A concise introduction to sociophonetics, this book links research in sociolinguistics, phonetics, speech sciences, and psycholinguistics.

Advances in Sociophonetics

This book investigates the fundamental relationship between speech variation and the social background of speakers from articulatory, acoustic, dialectological, and conversational perspectives, thus breaking new ground with respect to ...

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Author: Chiara Celata

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027270504

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 214

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Sociophonetics is a privileged domain for the investigation of language variation and change. By combining theoretical reflections and sophisticated techniques of analysis – both phonetic and statistical – it is possible to extrapolate the role of individual factors (socio-cultural, physiological, communicative-interactional, etc.) in the multidimensional space of speech variation. This book investigates the fundamental relationship between speech variation and the social background of speakers from articulatory, acoustic, dialectological, and conversational perspectives, thus breaking new ground with respect to classical variationist and dialectological studies. Specialists from a broad range of disciplines – including phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive linguistics – will find innovative suggestions for multiple approaches to language variation. Although presuming some basic knowledge of experimental phonetics and sociolinguistics, the book is addressed to all readers with an interest in speech and language variation mechanisms in social interaction.

English Sociophonetics

This book takes an integrated approach in examining issues of phonetics, phonology and sociolinguistics in unison.The book begins with a consideration of how English varies, geographically and socially, before introducing the technical ...

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Author: Kevin Watson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0748636153

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Sociophonetics is the multifaceted subfield of linguistics in which phonetics, phonology and sociolinguistics interact. To understand the key questions addressed in sociophonetics, a firm grasp of articulatory and acoustic phonetics is required, together with an understanding of the workings of phonology and an appreciation of sociolinguistic variation, including how subtle phonetic differences can index a range of speaker identities. This book takes an integrated approach in examining issues of phonetics, phonology and sociolinguistics in unison. The book begins with a consideration of how English varies, geographically and socially, before introducing the technical terminology and theoretical concepts of auditory and acoustic phonetics. An examination of phonology follows, investigating, in particular, what 'a phonology' is, and what kind of information is stored there. A crucial component of the book is an examination of how phonological variation can be represented incognition, and how such variation impacts upon linguistic theory. The book also engages with the principles of language change, and examines how sociophonetics can benefit 'applied' fields such as speech technology and forensic speech science. Throughout the book, copious illustration is provided using data from both standard and non-standard varieties of English from Britain, the USA, Australia and beyond. Written in a lively, accessible style and aimed at undergraduate students of phonetics, phonology and sociolinguistics, the book provides the necessary background to allow readers to engage with the sociophonetic literature and the confidence to embark on research of their own. Subjects covered include: Exploring social and geographical variation in English The sounds of 'English': production, perception, variation Looking at sounds: introducing acoustic phonetics English phonological systems: what are they and how do they vary? Modelling sound change: splits and mergers, convergence and divergence, lexical diffusion, the role of word-frequency in sound change Phonological variation and cognition: what do speakers know about the sounds of their language? Using sociophonetics: speech therapy, speech technology, speech forensics Doing sociophonetics: approaches, methodologies, and ethics

A Reader in Sociophonetics

While research on the perception of sociophonetic variation using these ... of talker variation, not only in sociophonetics, but in psychology as well.

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Author: Dennis R. Preston

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9781934078068

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 433

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Sociophonetics is one of the sub-branches of the discipline that has attracted a great deal of attention over the last decade. Recent advances in speech science and their technological simulations allow increasingly sophisticated studies of the progress of language contact and change. These studies, particularly those at the level of pronunciation, show that language variety is robust and socially embedded in interesting ways. Instrumental studies of language variety contact and change have focused on the role of social categories and attitudes in variety perception as well as production. Some of the studies presented in this volume look at the specific role of social factors in the formation, progress, and deterrence of intralingual contact and change; while others look at the ways in which social identities and beliefs influence a listener's ability to identify and comprehend varieties. These studies use detailed acoustic analyses of production speech data and of responses to samples of data based on such analyses. Although the book assumes some knowledge of basic acoustics and variationist studies, the general introduction provides a review of practices in the field, including those of collection, analysis, and interpretation.

A Sociophonetic Approach to Scottish Standard English

Romaine (1978) – fall broadly within the domain of sociophonetics. Acceptance of sociophonetics as an autonomous discipline varies.

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Author: Ole Schützler

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027268587

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

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Applying a sociophonetic research paradigm, this volume presents an investigation of variation and change in the Scottish Standard English accent. Based on original audio recordings made in Edinburgh, it provides detailed acoustic and auditory analyses of selected accent features. In contrast to other studies of English in Scotland, the focus is on the extent to which certain characteristics of middle-class speech are susceptible (or immune) to the influence of Southern Standard British English, or vary in ways unrelated to that influence. Beyond the fine-grained patterns of variation that are revealed, the study highlights innovative methodological approaches to sociophonetic variation and contributes to a better general understanding of the status and function of Scottish Standard English. The book will be of general interest to sociolinguists and sociophoneticians, and of particular interest to researchers or students concerned with phonetic or phonological aspects of Scottish English.

Speech Rate Pause and Sociolinguistic Variation

This book provides a fascinating account of the psycholinguistic and social factors behind variation in speech timing in US English.

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Author: T. Kendall

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137291448

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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This book provides a fascinating account of the psycholinguistic and social factors behind variation in speech timing in US English. With detailed discussions of its methods and data, it also acts as a valuable model for conducting corpus (socio)phonetic research.

The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences

Finally, sociophonetics plays a central role in the growing field of forensic phonetics. understanding cross-speaker and within-speaker variation is ...

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Author: William J. Hardcastle

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118358207

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 882

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition of The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences provides an authoritative account of the key topics in both theoretical and applied areas of speech communication, written by an international team of leading scholars and practitioners. Combines new and influential research, along with articulate overviews of the key topics in theoretical and applied areas of speech communication Accessibly structured into five major sections covering: experimental phonetics; biological perspectives; modelling speech production and perception; linguistic phonetics; and speech technology Includes nine entirely new chapters on topics such as phonetic notation and sociophonetics, speech technology, biological perspectives, and prosody A streamlined and re-oriented structure brings all contributions up-to-date with the latest research, whilst maintaining the features that made the first edition so useful

Sociophonetics

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Author: Marianna Di Paolo

Publisher:

ISBN: 0415498791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

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Recent Advances in the Study of Spanish Sociophonetic Perception

Foulkes and Docherty (2006) term sociophonetics “the social life of phonetics and phonology” (p. 409), and this tagline provides an accessible entry point ...

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Author: Whitney Chappell

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262035

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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This book provides a cutting-edge exploration of the social meaning of phonetic variation in the Spanish-speaking world. Its 11 chapters elucidate the ways in which listeners process, perceive, and propagate phonetically motivated social meaning across monolingual and contact varieties, including the Spanish spoken in Spain (Asturias, Catalonia, and Andalusia), Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and the United States. The book presents a wide variety of new and innovative research by renowned scholars, and the chapters examine issues like the influence of visual cues, bilingualism, contact, geographic mobility, and phonotactic predictability on social and linguistic perception. Additionally, the volume engages in timely discussions of intersectionality, replicability, and the future of the field. As the first unified reference on Spanish sociophonetic perception, this volume will be useful in graduate and undergraduate classrooms, in libraries, and on the bookshelf of any scholar interested in Spanish sociophonetics.

New England English

While other projects have studied various dialect regions of New England, this is the first large-scale academic project since the 1930s to focus specifically on New England English as a whole.

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Author: James N. Stanford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190625672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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For nearly 400 years, New England has held an important place in the development of American English, and "New England accents" are very well known in the popular imagination. While other projects have studied various dialect regions of New England, this is the first large-scale academic project since the 1930s to focus specifically on New England English as a whole. In New England English, James N. Stanford presents new variationist sociolinguistic research covering all six New England states, with detailed geographic, acoustic phonetic, and statistical analyses of recently collected data from over 1,600 New Englanders. Stanford and his team of Dartmouth students built this dataset over 8 years of face-to-face fieldwork and online audio recordings and questionnaires. Using acoustic phonetics, computational processing, and dialect maps, the book systematically documents major traditional New England dialect features and their current usage in terms of geography, age, gender, ethnicity, social class, and other factors. This dataset is interpreted in terms of William Labov's outward orientation of the language faculty, dialect levelling, convergence and divergence, and "Hub social geometry." The result is a wide-ranging empirical analysis and theoretical overview of this influential English dialect region.

The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics

Defining sociophonetics The term sociophonetics has experienced a steady growth in its use over the past few decades. According to Foulkes and Docherty ...

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Author: William F. Katz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429508561

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 648

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The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics provides a comprehensive and up-to-date compilation of research, history and techniques in phonetics. With contributions from 41 prominent authors from North America, Europe, Australia and Japan, and including over 130 figures to illustrate key points, this handbook covers all the most important areas in the field, including: • the history and scope of techniques used, including speech synthesis, vocal tract imaging techniques, and obtaining information on under-researched languages from language archives; • the physiological bases of speech and hearing, including auditory, articulatory, and neural explanations of hearing, speech, and language processes; • theories and models of speech perception and production related to the processing of consonants, vowels, prosody, tone, and intonation; • linguistic phonetics, with discussions of the phonetics-phonology interface, sound change, second language acquisition, sociophonetics, and second language teaching research; • applications and extensions, including phonetics and gender, clinical phonetics, and forensic phonetics. The Routledge Handbook of Phonetics will be indispensable reading for students and practitioners in the fields of speech, language, linguistics and hearing sciences.

Australian English Reimagined

This is sociophonetics, a field which uses “the integration of the techniques, principles and theoretical frameworks of phonetics with those of ...

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Author: Louisa Willoughby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429671111

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Australian English is perhaps best known for its colourful slang, but the variety is much richer than slang alone. This collection provides a detailed account of Australian English by bringing together leading scholars of this English variety. These scholars provide a comprehensive overview of Australian English’s distinctive features and outline cutting-edge research into the variation and change of English in Australia. Organised thematically, this volume explores the ways in which Australian English differs from other varieties of English, as well as examining regional, social and stylistic variation within the variety. The volume first explores particular structural features where Australian English differentiates itself from other English varieties. There are chapters on phonetics and phonology, socio-phonetics, lexicon and discourse-pragmatics as these elements are core to understanding any variety of English, especially within the World Englishes paradigm. It then considers what are arguably the most salient aspects of variation within Australian English and finally focuses on historical, attitudinal and planning aspects of Australian English. This volume provides a thorough account of Australian English and its users as complex, diverse and worthy of study. Perhaps more importantly, this volume’s scholars provide a reimagining of Australian English and the paradigm through which future scholars may proceed.

The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

The term sociophonetics refers to the interface of sociolinguistics and phonetics, and specifically to the use of modern phonetic methods in the ...

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Author: Robert Bayley

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190233747

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 884

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"First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback, 2015"--Title page verso.

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

Sociophonetics, the interface between sociolinguistics and phonetics, has grown rapidly in visibility and influence over the past decade.

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Author: J. K. Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119457084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 616

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Reflecting a multitude of developments in the study of language change and variation over the last ten years, this extensively updated second edition features a number of new chapters and remains the authoritative reference volume on a core research area in linguistics. A fully revised and expanded edition of this acclaimed reference work, which has established its reputation based on its unrivalled scope and depth of analysis in this interdisciplinary field Includes seven new chapters, while the remainder have undergone thorough revision and updating to incorporate the latest research and reflect numerous developments in the field Accessibly structured by theme, covering topics including data collection and evaluation, linguistic structure, language and time, language contact, language domains, and social differentiation Brings together an experienced, international editorial and contributor team to provides an unrivalled learning, teaching and reference tool for researchers and students in sociolinguistics

Language and Identities

Jane Stuart-Smith is a Reader in English Language who works on sociophonetics, understanding linguistic phenomena at the intersection between ...

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Author: Carmen Llamas

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748635788

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Language and Identities offers a broad survey of our current state of knowledge on the connections between variability in language use and the construction, negotiation, maintenance and performance of identities at different levels - individual, group, regional and national. It brings together over 20 specially commissioned chapters, written by distinguished international scholars, on a range of topics around the language/identity nexus. The collection deals sequentially with identities at various levels, both social and personal. Using detailed, empirical evidence, the chapters illustrate how the multi-layered, dynamic nature of identities is realised through linguistic behaviour. Several chapters in the volume focus on contexts in which we might expect to observe a foregrounding of factors involved in the definition and delimitation of self and other: for example, cases in which identities may be disputed, changing, blurred, peripheral, or imposed. Such a focus on complex contexts allows clearer insight into the identity-making and -marking functions of language. The collection approaches these topics from a range of perspectives, with contributions from sociolinguists, sociophoneticians, linguistic anthropologists, clinical linguists and forensic linguists.