Recent Advances in the Study of Spanish Sociophonetic Perception

ORCID logoWhitney Chappell | University of Texas at San Antonio
ISBN 9789027204226 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027262035 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This book provides a cutting-edge exploration of the social meaning of phonetic variation in the Spanish-speaking world. Its 11 chapters elucidate the ways in which listeners process, perceive, and propagate phonetically motivated social meaning across monolingual and contact varieties, including the Spanish spoken in Spain (Asturias, Catalonia, and Andalusia), Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, and the United States. The book presents a wide variety of new and innovative research by renowned scholars, and the chapters examine issues like the influence of visual cues, bilingualism, contact, geographic mobility, and phonotactic predictability on social and linguistic perception. Additionally, the volume engages in timely discussions of intersectionality, replicability, and the future of the field. As the first unified reference on Spanish sociophonetic perception, this volume will be useful in graduate and undergraduate classrooms, in libraries, and on the bookshelf of any scholar interested in Spanish sociophonetics.
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Recent Advances in the Study of Spanish Sociophonetic Perception is an outstanding and timely crafted volume, primarily concerned with understanding the social meanings associated with sociolinguistic phenomena in the Spanish-speaking world. The volume comprises twelve scholarly papers divided in five sections (i.e. introduction, Spain, South America, North America, and Future Directions) and it provides the most complete and current perspective on the subject in a single source. Readers will be delighted to learn about the most recent advances in the area, the relationship between perception and production studies, methodological innovations, and suggestions for future investigation. A must-read book for students and scholars of language, variation, and change.”
“Sociophonetic studies are the cornerstone of “third-wave” sociolinguistics, but they have so far been concentrated mainly on varieties of English. Chappell has done a phenomenal job in bringing together some of the brightest minds in Hispanic linguistics to contribute groundbreaking case studies to this volume. In the process, she has created an essential point of departure for all future research on Spanish sociophonetics. This book will be required reading for generations of linguists to come!”
“In curating this volume, Chappell has proffered a welcome corrective to scholarship on linguistic variation in the Spanish-speaking world, complementing extant sociophonetic research on variable segmental and prosodic production with studies focused on the social meanings that they convey. The collected works further illuminate the ways in which phonetic variation informs the social identities and organization of speakers and communities, advancing Hispanic Linguistics and the field of language variation more generally.”
“This volume is a must for all graduate and undergraduate linguistic students and scholars interested in having a comprehensive view of variation in the Spanish-speaking world, as it gives you an insight into what is being done in the area of Spanish sociophonetic perception nowadays and how much is yet to be explored within this fascinating field.”
“Chappell has gathered a fine selection of researchers to explore issues related to Spanish sociophonetic perception. While some of them present studies that provide solid empirical evidence to answer her initial question, others offer detailed methodological considerations so that future studies can continue searching for possible answers to that same question. This turns the volume into a valuable contribution to the field which serves as an important resource for both novel and experienced scholars.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFH: Phonetics, phonology

Main BISAC Subject

LAN011000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
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