What is the fate of Scottish Vowel Length Rule in Glasgow?

Rathcke, Tamara V and Chevalier, Florent and Stuart-Smith, Jane (2016) What is the fate of Scottish Vowel Length Rule in Glasgow? In: Phonetik & Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum, 13-14 Oct 2016, Munich, Germany. (Full text available)

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Abstract

This paper studies the longitudinal development of a vowel timing alternation known as the “Scottish Vowel Length Rule” in a distinctive variety of Scottish English spoken in Glasgow by working-class men and women. Combining apparent-time and real-time evidence, we show that the implementation of the Rule has changed over time, though unlike in many other varieties of Scottish English, the factors shaping its fate seem to be internal rather than external. Overall, Glaswegian English behaves like a quantity language and controls for prosodic timing effects while preserving the phonological timing alternation; and this is despite a marginal, quasi-phonemic status of the Rule.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Poster)
Uncontrolled keywords: SVLR, sociolinguistic real-time corpus, sound change, prosodic timing, Glaswegian
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > English Language and Linguistics
Depositing User: Tamara Rathcke
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2016 11:45 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 08:52 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57989 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rathcke, Tamara V: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4831-7387
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