A Dynamic Acoustic View of Real-Time Change in Word-Final Liquids in Spontaneous Glaswegian

Stuart-Smith, J., Lennon, R., Macdonald, R., Robertson, D., Soskuthy, M., Jose, B. and Evers, L. (2015) A Dynamic Acoustic View of Real-Time Change in Word-Final Liquids in Spontaneous Glaswegian. In: 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow,, Glasgow, UK, 10-14 Aug 2015, ISBN 9780852619414

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Abstract

This paper investigates the acoustic evidence for real-time change in word-final liquids (/r/ and /l/) in a small-scale study of older male Glaswegian speakers recorded from the 1970s to the 2000s. A dynamic acoustic analysis of the first three formants across the duration of the rhyme (vowel+liquid sequence) shows significant effects of preceding and following phonetic context on the course and trajectories of the formant tracks. We also find raising of F3 for /r/ in speakers who were born and recorded more recently; F2 is lowering for /l/ in the same speakers. Comparison of F2 across the two word-final liquids suggests that /r/ is clearer than /l/ for this Scottish dialect; interestingly the polarity in resonance between /r/ and /l/ is increasing over time.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Evers, Dr Ludger and Jose, Dr Brian and Stuart-Smith, Professor Jane and Macdonald, Dr Rachel
Authors: Stuart-Smith, J., Lennon, R., Macdonald, R., Robertson, D., Soskuthy, M., Jose, B., and Evers, L.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
ISBN:9780852619414
Published Online:09 August 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
559031Fine phonetic variation and sound change: a real-time study of GlaswegianJane Stuart-SmithLeverhulme Trust (LEVERHULME)RPG-142CRIT - ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS