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.
|Title of host publication||Language Variation - European Perspectives III|
|Subtitle of host publication||Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe|
|Editors||F Gregersen, J Parrott, Pia Quist|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Mar 2011|
|Name||Studies in Language Variation|
- acoustic phonetic analysis
- regional ethnic accents
- Glasgow Asian
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).