A statistical comparison of regional phonetic and lexical variation in American English

Abstract

This paper presents a statistical comparison of regional phonetic and lexical variation in American English. Both the phonetic and lexical datasets were first subjected to separate multivariate spatial analyses in order to identify the most common dimensions of spatial clustering in these two datasets. The dimensions of phonetic and lexical variation extracted by these two analyses were then correlated with each other, after being interpolated over a shared set of reference locations, in order to measure the similarity of regional phonetic and lexical variation in American English. This analysis shows that regional phonetic and lexical variation are remarkably similar in Modern American English.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/llc/fqs051
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College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Institute for Forensic Linguistics
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > English Languages and Applied Linguistics
Additional Information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Literary and linguistic computing following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version Grieve, J. (2013). A statistical comparison of regional phonetic and lexical variation in American English. Literary and linguistic computing, 28(1), 82-107 is available online at: http://llc.oxfordjournals.org/content/28/1/82.abstract
Uncontrolled Keywords: Linguistics and Language,Information Systems,Language and Linguistics
Full Text Link: http://llc.oxfo ... 8/1/82.abstract
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2013-04
Authors: Grieve, Jack (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-3630-7349)

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