Recent Advances in the Study of Spanish Sociophonetic Perception

| University of Texas at San Antonio
ISBN 9789027204226 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027262035 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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.
[Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, 21]  2019.  vi, 344 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Introduction: Spanish sociophonetic perception: The state of the field
Whitney Chappell
Chapter 1. The role of social cues in the perception of final vowel contrasts in Asturian Spanish
Sonia Barnes
Chapter 2. Covert and overt attitudes towards Catalonian Spanish laterals and intervocalic fricatives
Justin Davidson
Chapter 3. Dialectology meets sociophonetics: The social evaluation of ceceo and distinción in Lepe, Spain
Brendan Regan
South America
Chapter 4. Regional identity in Highland Ecuador: Social evaluation of intervocalic /s/ voicing
Christina García
Chapter 5. Spanish and Palenquero: Language identification through phonological correspondences
John M. Lipski
Chapter 6. The role of social networks in cross-dialectal variation in the perception of the Rioplatense assibilated pre-palatal [ʃ]
Lauren B. Schmidt
Chapter 7. The social perception of intervocalic /k/ voicing in Chilean Spanish
Mariška A. Bolyanatz Brown and Brandon M.A. Rogers
North America
Chapter 8. The sociophonetic perception of heritage Spanish speakers in the United States: Reactions to labiodentalized <v> in the speech of late immigrant and U.S.-born voices
Whitney Chappell
Chapter 9. Spoken word recognition and shesheo in Northwestern Mexico: A preliminary investigation into the effects of sociophonetic variability on auditory lexical access
Mariela López Velarde and Miquel Simonet
Chapter 10. The perception-production connection: /tʃ/ deaffrication and rhotic assibilation in Chihuahua Spanish
Natalia Mazzaro and Raquel González de Anda
Future Directions
Chapter 11. Of intersectionality, replicability, and holistic perspectives: Methodological considerations in Spanish sociophonetic perception studies
Sara Mack
Chapter 12. Future directions for sociophonetic research in Spanish
Nicholas Henriksen
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.”
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFH – Phonetics, phonology
BISAC Subject: LAN011000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Phonetics & Phonology
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