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A Reader in Sociophonetics

Ed. by Preston, Dennis R. / Niedzielski, Nancy

Series:Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 219


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    July 2010
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    • Can be used as a supplementary text or main text in graduate level courses in sociophonetics
    • A timely volume on phoneticsand phonology, which brings together studies that combine elements of production and perception
    • Well organized volume of readings invowel studies, prosody, phonological or social theory

    Aims and Scope

    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.

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    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    vii, 426 pages
    88 Fig. 90 Tables
    Type of Publication:
    Sociolinguistics; Language variation; Phonetics; Phonology

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    Dennis R. Preston, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA; Nancy Niedzielski, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA.

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