By Dennis R. Preston, Nancy Niedzielski
Sociophonetics is a sub-branch of phonetics that has attracted loads of consciousness lately. Advances in speech technology and technological simulations enable more and more refined reports of language touch and alter. quite on the point of pronunciation, those reviews express that language style is powerful and socially embedded. even if the e-book assumes a few wisdom of easy acoustics and variationist reports, the final advent offers a evaluate of practices within the box, together with these of assortment, research, and interpretation.
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First, does the use of intrusive /r/ act as a sociolinguistic variable in New Zealand English? Second, can the variability be predicted by any linguistic conditioners? , is the documented change in production of /au/ in NZE (Gordon et al. 2004, Maclagan, Gordon and Lewis 1999, Woods 2000) affecting the rate of /r/ insertion? And ¿nally, is there any evidence for socially or linguistically conditioned variation in the degree of constriction of the /r/? That is, we hypothesized that there may be interesting variation not only in the likelihood of /r/ being produced, but also in how /r/-like the /r/ is when it is produced.
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