Investigating residual rhoticity in a non-rhotic accent

Asprey, Esther C. (2007). Investigating residual rhoticity in a non-rhotic accent. Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics, 12 , pp. 78-101.

Abstract

This paper reports on preliminary findings of a study conducted in the Black Country area of the west midlands of England. The small number of linguistic studies carried out in this region in the last 40 years have not found evidence of the continuing existence of variable rhoticity in the local speech variety. The Survey of English Dialects in the 1950s found low levels of rhoticity among speakers in the location closest to the Black Country, and I examine here similar findings from a detailed study of the variety, carried out between 2003-2006.

Divisions: Languages & Social Sciences > English Language
Languages & Social Sciences > English Language research group
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black Country,west midlands,England,variable rhoticity,local speech variety,Survey of English Dialects
Published Date: 2007

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