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By Dennis R. Preston, Nancy Niedzielski

ISBN-10: 1934078042

ISBN-13: 9781934078044

Sociophonetics is a sub-branch of phonetics that has attracted loads of consciousness lately. Advances in speech technological know-how and technological simulations permit more and more refined reports of language touch and alter. really on the point of pronunciation, those reports convey that language sort is strong and socially embedded. even supposing the publication assumes a few wisdom of uncomplicated acoustics and variationist reviews, the overall advent presents a evaluate of practices within the box, together with these of assortment, research, and interpretation.

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Differences in interpretation for nine additional sites were resolved through negotiation. In four remaining cases, Ch 1 Kingsley, Db 3 Burbage, Db 4 Youlgreave, and St 1 Warslow, no agreement was reached. For these sites, we used the classi¿cations of the ¿rst author. With regard to the systems mapped, a further caveat is in order. The areas in which *‫ ࡃܭ‬, *‫ ࡂܭ‬, and *Ɲ, for example, are still distinct may differ with regard to both the phonetic realizations of these categories and with regard to other mergers.

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