The Sociophonetics of Dublin English

Phonetic realisation and sociopragmatic variation

ORCID logoMarion Schulte | Universität Rostock
ISBN 9789027214034 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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The Sociophonetics of Dublin English shows how social inequalities and language are connected by the stances speakers take in interaction. It is based on an instrumental phonetic analysis of recorded interviews and broadcasting data and a detailed qualitative account of the same data as well as the socio-cultural context in Ireland. The analysis not only considers macro-social categories but also pragmatic norms and situational, more fluid aspects of communication. Contemporary social meanings and associated phonetic realisations are described and explained as the result of diachronic developments. Since the independence of Ireland local pronunciations have been re-evaluated and realisations connected with the former coloniser have fallen out of use even in formal and powerful domains. This investigation thus highlights the importance of diachronic data to understand contemporary sociolinguistic variation.
[Studies in Language Variation, 30]  Expected November 2023.  xii, 173 pp. + index
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Table of Contents

Main BIC Subject

CFB: Sociolinguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009050: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics