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Salience in sociolinguistics : a quantitative approach

Author: Péter Rácz
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston, MA : De Gruyter Mouton, [2013] ©2013
Series: Topics in English linguistics, 84.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work proposes a definition of the notion of salience in sociolinguistics. Salient linguistic variants are those that are easily picked up by the listeners, and these stand in opposition to `invisible' variants, which are, even if they also show complex social stratification, completely ignored. Taking a quantitative angle, this work sees salience as a function of relative frequency differences, giving it an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rácz, Péter.
Salience in sociolinguistics.
Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Péter Rácz
ISBN: 9783110305395 3110305399
OCLC Number: 861252873
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Dissertation Freiburg.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 167 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preliminaries --
Salience and linguistic Variation --
Lexical reference and social indexation --
Concepts and notations --
Salience as low probability --
Structure of the book --
Methodology --
Chapter structure --
The case studies --
Concluding remarks --
Defining Salience --
Salience as a general term --
Salience in sociolinguistics --
Salience in Visual Cognition --
Selective attention in hearing --
Operationalisingsociolinguistic salience --
Preliminaries --
Defining salience --
Exemplars and transitional probabilities --
Concluding remarks --
Methodology --
Cognitive salience : main assumptions and considerations --
Cognitive salience : further assumptions --
Step-by-step corpus editing --
Calculating transitional probabilities --
Definite Article Reduction --
Background --
Details of the process --
DAR as a salient variable --
Analysis --
Methods --
Salience from token frequency --
Salience from transitional probability --
Further arguments for phonotactic distinctiveness --
Concluding remarks --
Glottalisation in the South of England --
Background --
Two recent studies --
Salience and glottalisation --
Analysis --
Methods --
The London-Lund Corpus --
The Spoken Corpus of Adolescent London English --
Modelling results --
Concluding remarks --
Hiatus resolution in Hungarian --
Background --
The perception of hiatus resolution : Methods --
The perception of hiatus resolution : Results --
Hiatus resolution and naive linguistic awareness --
Analysis --
Corpus results --
Main points --
Concluding remarks --
Derhoticisation in Glasgow --
Background --
Social stratification and social awareness --
Derhoticisation in Glasgow --
Irl in Glasgow --
Studies on coda/r/ --
Interim Summary --
Analysis --
The FRED study --
Transitional probabilities in coda /r/ realisation --
Concluding remarks --
The operationalisation and relevance of salience --
Salience and models of the lexicon --
The relevance of salience --
The duality of patterning --
Modelling, phonetic Variation and indexation --
Summary --
Salience and language change --
Speaker indexation in sound change --
Approachesto Speaker indexation --
Simulations on the role of indexation --
Salience in the propagation of a change --
Glottalisation in England --
Derhoticisation in Scotland --
Concluding remarks --
Conclusions --
The source of salience --
From cognitive properties to language use --
Consequences for phonological modelling --
The predictability of salience --
Types of phonological change --
Consonants and vowels --
Overview --
Concluding remarks --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Topics in English linguistics, 84.
Responsibility: Péter Rácz.
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