Hybridity and ethnic accents: a sociophonetic analysis of 'Glaswasian'

Jane Stuart-Smith, Claire Timmins, Farhana Alam

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of acoustic phonetic analysis of two small scale studies of a regional ethnic accent, Glasgow Asian. Three accent features indicate patterning according to both ethnicity and local personal identity for these speakers. Fine-grained phonetic analysis of the data, particularly for the realization of /l/, support the extension of Harris' (2006) notion of 'Brasian' to the phonetic level, and so here, to 'Glaswasian', an accent which integrates features of Glaswegian and Asian heritage together.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLanguage Variation - European Perspectives III
Subtitle of host publicationSelected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe
EditorsF Gregersen, J Parrott, Pia Quist
Pages43-57
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2011

Publication series

NameStudies in Language Variation
Volume7

Keywords

  • acoustic phonetic analysis
  • Brasian
  • regional ethnic accents
  • Glasgow Asian

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    Stuart-Smith, J., Timmins, C., & Alam, F. (2011). Hybridity and ethnic accents: a sociophonetic analysis of 'Glaswasian'. In F. Gregersen, J. Parrott, & P. Quist (Eds.), Language Variation - European Perspectives III : Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (pp. 43-57). (Studies in Language Variation; Vol. 7).