Sociophonetics An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0230224563
ISBN-13: 9780230224568
Edition: 2010
Authors: Erik Thomas
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
The Place of Sociophonetics
A youthful field
What is sociophonetics?
History of sociophonetics
Plan of this book
Production
Production versus perception
Basic acoustic and signal-processing concepts
The source-filter theory
Measuring the fundamental frequency
Measuring formants
Measuring articulation directly
Brain imaging techniques and production
Perception
Approaching speech perception
Auditory transformation
Perception experiments
Brain imaging techniques and perception
Consonants
Lots of attention, but...
Manner of articulation
Place of articulation: transitions
Place of articulation: frication and burst spectra
Place of articulation: direct measurement of articulation
Voice onset time
Processes affecting coda stops
Other voicing properties
Laterals
Rhotics
Deletion of consonants
Vowels
Vowels in context
Duration
Applying vowel formant analysis
Points to measure
Plotting vowel formant measurements
Vowel normalization
Interactions between vowel variation and voice quality
Steady-state patterns
Undershoot
Prosody
Diverse and full of opportunities
Global factors
Lexical prosody
Intonation
Other post-lexical prosody
Voice Quality
The status of voice quality
Measurement domain
Laryngeal factors
Supralaryngeal settings
Tenseness
Combinations of Different Types of Variables
Combining variables in production studies
Combining variables in perception studies
Links between sociophonetics and abstract linguistic issues
Variation and the Cognitive Processing of Sounds
Phonetic processes aren't always automatic
Variability in cues used for contrasts
Phasing of gestures
Variations in undershoot
Prototype Theory and Exemplar Theory
Sound Change
(In)separability of linguistic and social factors
Approaches to the causes of sound change from phonetics
Approaches to the causes of sound change from sociolinguistics
Social Factors and Phonetics
Socio...linguistics
Intraspeaker variation
Clustering of subjects
Cognitive sociolinguistics
Lateral Transfer
Notes
References
Index

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