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An acoustic analysis of vowel variation in New World English

by Erik R. Thomas

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Published by Published by Duke University Press for the American Dialect Society in [Durham, NC] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.,
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- Vowels,
    • English language -- Variation -- United States,
    • English language -- United States -- Pronunciation

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-228) and index.

      StatementErik R. Thomas.
      SeriesPublication of the American Dialect Society ;, no. 85
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE1702 .A5 no. 85, PE2815 .A5 no. 85
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 230 p. :
      Number of Pages230
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3942878M
      ISBN 100822364948
      LC Control Number2001023063

        An acoustic analysis of the norms of 10 speakers per city showed that structural environment was the best predictor of goose fronting, in line with international findings. There were no .   A preliminary acoustic analysis of the hVd productions confirmed significant differences in vowel production due to regional dialect (Clopper et al., b) and a factor analysis of the results suggested that the Northern Cities Chain Shift and Southern Vowel Shift are two of the most prominent acoustic properties that characterize regional varieties of American English .

      intra-speaker variation with respect to coarticula-tory patterns is still unknown. Previous studies on intra-speaker variation [7, 15] have largely fo-cused on the temporal dynamics of certain speech sounds or acoustic dimensions, and paid little at-tention to intra-speaker variation . Thomas (, ) provides a succinct summary of the state of the art on acoustic analysis of American English vowels: Since the appearance of Labov [Yaeger, and Steiner] (), acoustic inquiry into .

      Acoustic phonetics. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. E-mail Citation» The definitive work on speech acoustics based on fifty years of research by one of its pioneers. Based on the acoustic theory of speech production, this book provides an acoustic analysis of vowels . The open-mid back unrounded vowel, or low-mid back unrounded vowel, is a type of vowel sound, used in some spoken symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this .


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An acoustic analysis of vowel variation in New World English by Erik R. Thomas Download PDF EPUB FB2

Linguistics/Phonetics - Wikibooks, open books for an open. Vowel variants in new world English -- Whites from the north -- Whites from the southeast -- White Anglos from the South-Central states -- African Americans -- Mexican Americans -- Pages: An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English examines acoustical variations in vowel configurations in a wide variety of dialects of English found in the Western Hemisphere.

An examination of acoustical variations in vowel configurations in a wide variety of dialects of English in the Western Hemisphere. It discusses the vowel sounds called phonemes and describes the variants of each dialect.

There are special chapters on dialects such as Native American English. Functional data analysis illustrates that differences in vowel formant trajectories are a key marker of regional sound systems and ethnolectal vowel variation in Southern English in the Piedmont.

The study of the acoustic correlates of word stress has been a fruitful area of phonetic research since the seminal research on American English by Dennis Fry over 50 years ago. Erik R. Thomas is Associate Professor of Linguistics at North Carolina State University.

He is author of An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English (), and has. An acoustic analysis of vowel variation in New World English, Publication of the American Dialect Society no. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Thomas, Erik R. & Kendall, Tyler. An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English, Publication of the American Dialect Society (Duke University Press, Durham, NC), Vol. 84, pp. 15– that if /æ/ has a lower F1 than /ɑ/, /æ/ is raised, we still find /æ/-raising in WI children despite the cross-generational lowering of the vowel.

Previous research by speech scientists on the acoustic characteristics of American English vowel systems has typically focused on a single regional variety, despite decades of sociolinguistic research demonstrating the extent of regional phonological variation in the United States.

Write a one page essay on the concept of "vowel" at different points in the speech chain. Be sure to contrast a vowel phoneme, a vowel articulation, the acoustic signal of a vowel sound and the perceived timbre of a vowel.

Search on the web for X-ray and MRI images of speakers making vowel. ANALYZING VOWEL VARIATION BY THE NUMBERS: An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English By Erik Thomas Publication of the American Dialect Society 85.

More recently, linguistic variation has been explored using acoustic–phonetic analysis techniques. Thomas () obtained acoustic–phonetic vowel spaces for nearly individual talkers. Although. Read "ANALYZING VOWEL VARIATION BY THE NUMBERS: An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English, American Speech: A Quarterly of Linguistic Usage" on.

This paper reports on patterns of sociolinguistic variation and change in Manchester's goose and goat vowels on the basis of the acoustic analysis of speakers, stratified by age, gender.

Acoustic Analysis of Central Vowels of Pakistani English Hafiz Ahmad Bilal Lecturer, Department of English University of Sargodha, Sargodha Pakistan +; [email protected] Abstract It is observed that Pakistani English (PE) is a different variety of English.

Accordingly, the acoustic description of vowels relates to vowelspecific patterns of relative energy maxima in the sound spectra, known as patterns of formants.

The intellectual and empirical reasoning presented in this treatise, however, gives rise to scepticism with respect to this understanding of the sound of the vowel. An Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World English.

Publication of the American Dialect Society, p. 85 () Google Scholar Watson, C., Harrington, J.: Acoustic evidence of dynamic formant trajectories in Australian English vowels. International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 13(1): Mesthrie, R.

() Deracialisation of the GOOSE vowel in South African English. Journal of Sociolinguisitics 14(1) Stevens, K. () Acoustic Phonetics. MIT Press. Thomas, E. () An acoustic analysis of vowel variation in New World English.

Variation in the realization of the /ay/ diphthong is a significant marker of regional dialects of North American English. Indeed, this diphthong figures prominently in contemporary changes in progress known as Canadian Raising and the Southern Vowel. Acoustic Analysis of Taiwanese Learners' Pronunciation in English Vowels Chia-Yi Li Southern Taiwan University of Technology, Tainan, Taiwan Abstract "Acoustic phonetics" is the method of .In sum, Thomas's book is a welcome addition to the growing body of socio-acoustic research.

It should serve as a model for its careful discussion of methods and its responsible handling of the data. Moreover, it stands as a useful, up-to-date reference on vowel variation in New World English.An Acoustic Analysis of Chinese and English Vowels Abstract This study compares the articulation of two pairs of similar vowels in Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan and American English.

Four Taiwanese learners and four native speakers of American English were recruited to produce five vowels .