Sociophonetics: An Introduction by Erik ThomasSociophonetics: An Introduction by Erik Thomas

Sociophonetics: An Introduction

byErik Thomas

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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This comprehensive introduction discusses detailed methods of analyzing consonants, vowels, prosody and voice quality. Extensively illustrated, and with a focus on language variation, it provides explanations for conducting acoustic analyses and perception experiments and covers a variety of theoretical approaches.
ERIK R. THOMAS is Professor in the Department of English at North Carolina State University, USA. He has conducted research on various sociophonetic topics, including aspects of both production and perception. He is the author ofAn Acoustic Analysis of Vowel Variation in New World Englishand (with Walt Wolfram)The Development of Africa...
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Title:Sociophonetics: An IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.89 inPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230224563

ISBN - 13:9780230224568

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Table of Contents

Preface.- The Place of Sociophonetics.- Production.- Perception.- Consonants.- Vowels.- Prosody.- Voice Quality.- Combinations of Different Types of Features.- Variation and the Cognitive Processing of Sounds.- Sound Change.- Social Factors and Phonetics.- Lateral Transfer.- Notes.- References.- Index.

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'Sociophonetics: An Introduction will quickly become the standard text for students analyzing sound variation, as you would expect from someone of Thomas' stature in the field. This clearly written text fills an instructional gap and joins together strands of research in a thorough and organized manner' – Professor Thomas C. Purnell, University of Wisconsin