Sociophonetics: a student's guide provides a practical `how-to' manual that will give students a clear understanding of the technical and theoretical advances in acoustic phonetics, speech perception, and recording technology which is essential for sociolinguistic research.
Balancing theory, practical information and research protocol, this book:
Covers the key methodological, technical and procedural information needed to undertake sociophonetic research
Includes contributions from key academics and ground-breaking researchers
Incorporates exercises and projects in each chapter
Has a companion website that provides additional materials for students and professors, featuring exercises, links to on-line sources for specific tools and includes a large selection of audio and video clips.
Sociophonetics is essential reading for graduate students and researchers with interests in sociophonetics, phonology and for those undertaking research projects in applied linguistics.
Marianna Di Paolo is currently Associate Professor at the University of Utah where she has served as Director of the Linguistics Program (1993-1999) and then as the first Chair of the Department of Linguistics (1999-2005). Her primary research interest has been variation and change in the English of the Intermountain West with a concentration on on-going phonetic and phonological changes in the vowels of this region. Malcah Yaeger-Dror is currently a research scientist at the University of Arizona. Her primary research interests include the analysis of disagreement strategies keynoting prosodic variation and the analysis of the cognitive underpinnings which can reveal whether a given 'change' produced by a speaker is from 'above' or 'below' the speaker's 'level of awareness'.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction Marianna Di Paolo and Malcah Yaeger-Dror Chapter 2 Field Methods: gathering data, creating a corpus, and reporting your work Marianna Di Paolo and Malcah Yaeger-Dror Chapter 3 Making a Field Recording Christopher Cieri Chapter 4 Transcription Margaret Maclagan and Jennifer Hay Chapter 5 Issues in Using Legacy Data Paulina Bounds, Naomi Palosaari, and William A. Kretzschmar, Jr. Chapter 6 Analyzing Stops Paul Foulkes, Gerard Docherty, and Mark Jones Chapter 7 Analyzing Liquids Eleanor Lawson, Jane Stuart-Smith, James M. Scobbie, Malcah Yaeger-Dror and Margaret Maclagan Chapter 8 Analyzing Vowels Marianna Di Paolo, Malcah Yaeger-Dror, and Alicia Beckford Wassink Chapter 9 More on Vowels: Plotting and Normalization Dominic Watt, Anne Fabricius and Tyler Kendall Chapter 10 Analyzing Prosody: Best Practices for the Analysis of Prosody Malcah Yaeger-Dror and Zsuzsanna Fagyal Chapter 11 Acoustical Analysis of Voice Quality for Sociophonetic Purposes John H. Esling and Jerold A. Edmondson Chapter 12 Experimental Speech Perception and Perceptual Dialectology Cynthia Clopper, Jen Hay, and Bartlomiej Plichta Chapter 13 Working with Children Ghada Khattab and Julie Roberts Chapter 14 Ascertaining Word Classes Betty S. Phillips Chapter 15 Checking for Reliability Cynthia G. Clopper Chapter 16 Statistical Analysis Jen Hay References