Hybridity and ethnic accents: A sociophonetic analysis of ‘Glaswasian’

Stuart-Smith, J., Timmins, C. and Alam, F. (2011) Hybridity and ethnic accents: A sociophonetic analysis of ‘Glaswasian’. In: Gregersen, F., Parrott, J. and Quist, P. (eds.) Language Variation - European Perspectives III: Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 5), Copenhagen, June 2009. Series: Studies in language variation (7). John Benjamins Publishing Company: Amsterdam, pp. 43-57. ISBN 9789027234872

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of acoustic phonetic analysis of two small-scale studies of a regional ethnic accent, Glasgow Asian. Three accent features indicate patterning according to both ethnicity and local personal identity for these speakers. Fine-grained phonetic analysis of the data, particularly for the realization of /l/, support the extension of Harris’ (2006) notion of ‘Brasian’ to the phonetic level, and so here, to ‘Glaswasian’, an accent which integrates features of Glaswegian and Asian heritage together.

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Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Timmins, Ms Claire and Alam, Mrs Farhana and Stuart-Smith, Professor Jane
Authors: Stuart-Smith, J., Timmins, C., and Alam, F.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Publisher:John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN:9789027234872
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2011 John Benjamins Publishing Company
First Published:First published in Language Variation - European Perspectives III: 43-57
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
473851Investigating ethnic accents: An acoustic phonetic analysis of Glasgow asianJane Stuart-SmithBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG-48480English Language