1 The Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University2 Medier og Kultur, The Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University3 Sociolinguistics, Conversation Analysis, Language Pedagogy, Sociocultural issues, The Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University4 Language and Society in Late Modernity, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University
an acoustic and sociolinguistic study of the TRAP/STRUT configuration
This study addresses diachronic change in the short vowel system of RP. While TRAP lowering and backing in RP has been reported previously, the movements STRUT has undergone have proven more difficult to determine. This study identifies a TRAP/STRUT 'rotation' using acoustic measurements of the short vowel space, showing variation across generations and an identifiable direction of change during the course of the 20th century.
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British Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium, 2006