Johnston (1997) suggests that, if defined in terms of phonology, Scots as a traditional dialect in Britain has a “rosy future”. Glaswegian is known to continue Scots L‑vocalization in words such as ball and all. L‑vocalization of a different type, similar to that found in Cockney, is one feature which has been observed to be diffusing rapidly across accents of English. This paper considers the evidence for these two distinct processes of L‑vocalization in Glaswegian, drawing on empirical evidence from two corpora of Glaswegian collected in the early 1980s and late 1990s. The results from the later corpus confirm the vigorous maintenance of the Scots l‑vocalization, but at the same time provide clear indications of the incorporation of innovative L‑vocalization. Our findings confirm that at the phonological level at least, the Urban Scots of Glaswegian youngsters is both conservative and innovative.
2007. ?Talkin' Jockney?? Variation and change in Glaswegian accent. Journal of Sociolinguistics 11:2 ► pp. 221 ff.
Szalay, Tünde, Titia Benders, Felicity Cox & Michael Proctor
2022. Reconsidering lateral vocalisation: Evidence from perception and production of Australian English /l/. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 152:4 ► pp. 2106 ff.
Tabain, Marija, Andrew Butcher, Gavan Breen & Richard Beare
2016. An acoustic study of multiple lateral consonants in three Central Australian languages. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 139:1 ► pp. 361 ff.
Thomas, Erik R.
2016. Sociophonetics of Consonantal Variation. Annual Review of Linguistics 2:1 ► pp. 95 ff.
Tsukada, Kimiko & Thu T. A. Nguyn
2010. Identification of Vietnamese Final Stops: Northern Dialect Speakers' Perception of Native and Non-Native Stops. Asia Pacific Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing 13:4 ► pp. 201 ff.
Watt, Dominic, Carmen Llamas & Daniel Ezra Johnson
2010. Levels of Linguistic Accommodation across a National Border. Journal of English Linguistics 38:3 ► pp. 270 ff.
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2013. Reference Guide for Varieties of English. In A Dictionary of Varieties of English, ► pp. 363 ff.
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