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Urban voices : accent studies in the British Isles

Author: Paul Foulkes; Gerard J Docherty
Publisher: London : Arnold ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Surveys the current state of accents in Britain, looking in detail at some fifteen, and introduces issues at the forefront of ongoing work in theoretical sociolinguistics and descriptive dialectology.
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Urban voices.
London : Arnold ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)647085522
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Foulkes; Gerard J Docherty
ISBN: 0340706082 9780340706084 0340741058 9780340741054 0340759526 9780340759523 0340706074 9780340706077
OCLC Number: 43558503
Description: xiii, 313 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: The International Phonetic Alphabet --
1. Urban Voices --
overview / Paul Foulkes and Gerard J. Docherty --
2. Patterns of variation and change in three Newcastle vowels: is this dialect levelling? / Dominic Watt and Lesley Milroy --
3. Derby and Newcastle: instrumental phonetics and variationist studies / Gerard J. Docherty and Paul Foulkes --
4. Sheffield dialect in the 1990s: revisiting the concept of NORMs / Jana Stoddart, Clive Upton and J. D. A. Widdowson --
5. West Wirral: norms, self-reports and usage / Mark Newbrook --
6. Sandwell, West Midlands: ambiguous perspectives on gender patterns and models of change / Anne Grethe Mathisen --
7. Norwich: endogenous and exogenous linguistic change / Peter Trudgill --
8. Dialect levelling: change and continuity in Milton Keynes, Reading and Hull / Ann Williams and Paul Kerswill --
9. South East London English: discrete versus continuous modelling of consonantal reduction / Laura Tollfree --
10. Cardiff: a real-time study of glottalization / Inger M. Mees and Beverley Collins --
11. Glasgow: accent and voice quality / Jane Stuart-Smith --
12. Edinburgh: descriptive material / Deborah Chirrey --
13. Standard English in Edinburgh and Glasgow: the Scottish Vowel Length Rule revealed / James M. Scobbie, Nigel Hewlett and Alice E. Turk --
14. (London)Derry: between Ulster and local speech --
class, ethnicity and language change / Kevin McCafferty --
15. Dublin English: current changes and their motivation / Raymond Hickey.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Foulkes and Gerard J. Docherty.
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British urban accents are undergoing rapid and extensive changes. This text surveys the modern state of accents in Britain, looking in detail at some 15 accents from around Britain and introducing  Read more...

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