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By Chiara Celata, Silvia Calamai

Sociophonetics is a privileged area for the research of language version and alter. via combining theoretical reflections and complex innovations of study – either phonetic and statistical – it really is attainable to extrapolate the position of person elements (socio-cultural, physiological, communicative-interactional, etc.) within the multidimensional house of speech variation.
This booklet investigates the basic dating among speech version and the social history of audio system from articulatory, acoustic, dialectological, and conversational views, hence breaking new flooring with admire to classical variationist and dialectological experiences. experts from a vast variety of disciplines – together with phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and cognitive linguistics – will locate cutting edge feedback for a number of methods to language version. even though presuming a few uncomplicated wisdom of experimental phonetics and sociolinguistics, the publication is addressed to all readers with an curiosity in speech and language version mechanisms in social interplay.

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4. General discussion At the conclusion of this quantitative analysis of liaison in the PFC corpus, the image which emerges is one which differs significantly from that put forward by the generative or post-generative phonologies which postulate the presence in all cases of a latent consonant in an abstract representation. We have shown that if we decide to analyze not the absence of liaison (as a consequence of the erasure process) but rather the process that positively produces liaison, we find that a relatively small number of linked constructions may account for up to the 50% of total productions.

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Black symbols show percent [R] in 1971 and the grey symbols in 1984. The four black arrows connect the 1971 and 1984 values of speakers who increased their use of the uvular variant from some intermediate value in 1971. These four adolescents had not departed completely from their parents in 1971, but 13 years later, in 1984, they had done so. At upper left are seven black diamonds representing adolescents who had already achieved 100% uvular (R) by 1971 and maintained it in 1984. The parents of these seven adolescents were part of a community that used 100% apical (r).

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