This volume comprehends articles focussing on phonetic aspects of languages and language varieties spoken in present-day Europe. The standard languages of the largest language families, Germanic, Slavic and Romance, are represented as well as minority languages such as Frisian and Finno-Ugric languages, dialects and regiolects. The methods employed are diverse and often innovative, shedding new lights on phonetics in Europe, both from a perception and production point of view.
Charlotte Gooskens is Associate Professor of European Linguistics at the Center for Language and Cognition at the University of Groningen. Her research interests include sociophonetics, linguistic distance measurements, receptive multilingualism and experimental linguistics. She is currently principal investigator of the project Mutual intelligibility of closely related languages in Europe: linguistic and non-linguistic determinants. Renee van Bezooijen is involved in the project Mutual intelligibility of closely related languages in Europe: linguistic and non-linguistic determinants as a general adviser. She used to be active in the fields of vocal aspects of emotion, vocal impressions of personality, dialectology and sociophonetics.
Contents: Charlotte Gooskens/Renee van Bezooijen: About the similarity between the oystercatcher and Vincent van Heuven - Dicky Gilbers/Roel Jonkers/ Fennetta van der Scheer/Judith Feiken: On the force of articulation in foreign accent syndrome - Jelena Golubovic/Nikolina Sokolic: "Their language sounds aggressive": a matched guise study with Serbian and Croatian - Charlotte Gooskens/Renee van Bezooijen: Explaining Danish-Swedish asymmetric word intelligibility - An error analysis - Tjeerd de Graaf: The use of sound archives for the investigation, teaching and safeguarding of some endangered Uralic languages - Wilbert Heeringa/Jelena Golubovic/Charlotte Gooskens/Anja Schuppert/Femke Swarte/Stefanie Voigt: Lexical and orthographic distances between Germanic, Romance and Slavic languages and their relationship to geographic distance - Nanna Haug Hilton/Charlotte Gooskens: Language policies and attitudes towards Frisian in the Netherlands - Sebastian Kurschner: Strategies in the recognition of Dutch words by Germans - Therese Leinonen: Phonetic quantity as a social marker in urban Finland Swedish - John Nerbonne/Sandrien van Ommen/Charlotte Gooskens/Leen Impe/Sebastian Kurschner: A corpus of regional Dutch speech - Anja Schuppert/Nanna Haug Hilton: Do Danes speak more quickly than Swedes? - Marjoleine Sloos: Recency, frequency, and phonotactics: Pretonic schwa reduction in Dutch - Nikolina Sokolic: Do they speak Warsaw in Kracow: Realization of the phoneme /n/ before /k/ - Femke Swarte/Nanna Haug Hilton: Mutual intelligibility between speakers of North and West Frisian - Bea Valkenier/Dicky Gilbers: The effect of formant manipulation on the perception of Dutch front vowels - Stefanie Voigt/Anja Schuppert: Articulation rate and syllable reduction in Spanish and Portuguese.