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

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 technology and technological simulations enable more and more refined stories of language touch and alter. fairly on the point of pronunciation, those reports exhibit that language style is strong and socially embedded. even supposing the booklet assumes a few wisdom of easy acoustics and variationist experiences, the final advent presents a assessment of practices within the box, together with these of assortment, research, and interpretation.

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Earle, Peter. 1989. The making of the English middle class: Business, society and family life in London, 1660–1730. Berkeley: University of California Press. Faber, Alice. 1992. Articulatory variability, categorical perception, and the inevitability of sound change. In Garry Davis and Greg Iverson (eds), Explanation in historical linguistics. 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.

4 Step 4: Merger of *ѓը /ѓթ with *Ɲ and of *Ͼ with *æj The near merger of HEAP/SPEAK with NAME and/or DAY did not necessarily occur in the same wide geographical area as the earlier merger of HEAP and SPEAK. 4) suggest that it too was relatively widespread. ) In addition to the approximation and repulsion of HEAP/SPEAK and NAME and/or DAY, two additional changes occurred in the history of the standard. These are the merger of *ۘ NAME and *æj DAY already mentioned and the raising of *‫ ࡂܭ‬/‫ ࡃܭ‬HEAP/SPEAK to /i/, merging with *Ɲ FEED.

3c) existed simultaneously in the precursor to Standard English. As *ۘ NAME raised to /‫ ࡃܭ‬/, the lower variant in the HEAP class merged with NAME, and, at the same time, the higher variant merged with 30 Alice Faber, Marianna Di Paolo, and Catherine T. Best FEED, and, with FEED, raised to /i/ in the 15th century. In Dobson’s view, the HEAP/SPEAK variants with /‫ ࡃܭ‬/ dominated through the 17th century, but the higher variants in /i/ (< *Ɲ) ultimately won out. As Labov (1975) pointed out, the diachronic problem disappears if we assume that the 16th and 17th century *‫ ࡃܭ‬/‫ ࡂܭ‬HEAP/SPEAK and *ۘ NAME and/or *æj DAY merger was a near merger and not a true merger.

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