Investigating residual rhoticity in a non-rhotic accent


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.

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College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black Country,west midlands,England,variable rhoticity,local speech variety,Survey of English Dialects
Publication ISSN: 1747-9339
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 12:42
PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2007
Authors: Asprey, Esther C.

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