Migration, Accommodation And Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identity by B. AndersonMigration, Accommodation And Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic Identity by B. Anderson

Migration, Accommodation And Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic…

byB. Anderson

Hardcover | March 7, 2008

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This work marries qualitative ethnographic methods to quantitative acoustic methods. The analysis describes how internal and external factors in phonological change differ and demonstrates how these two forces interact to structure the phonological systems of Appalachian and African American Southern Migrant speakers in the Detroit, Michigan area.
BRIDGET L. ANDERSON is Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Old Dominion University, Virginia, USA. Her research investigates the social and phonological meaning of fine-grained acoustic phonetic detail present in the everyday speech that people use to situate themselves in social worlds. It addresses the theoretical concern of the re...
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Title:Migration, Accommodation And Language Change: Language at the Intersection of Regional and Ethnic…Format:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:March 7, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230008860

ISBN - 13:9780230008861

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List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction Empirical and Theoretical Background The Sociolinguistic and Demographic Context for the Study The Pilot Study Acoustic Analysis of /e/ and /ae/ for 5 Appalachian White Women, 5 African American Women, and 5 Northern White Women Field Techniques and Acoustic Methods The High and Lower-High Back Vowels The Patterning of /ai/ The Local and Supra-local Contexts for the Patterns of Usage Conclusions and Implications References Index