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Title: Traditional cockney and popular London speech
Author: Mott, Brian Leonard
Keywords: Anglès parlat
Londres (Gran Bretanya)
Spoken English
London (Great Britain)
Issue Date: Jul-2012
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona
Abstract: This paper gives a full description of the phonetics and phonology of Traditional Cockney and Popular London speech, treating these varieties as constituting a continuum rather than two separate dialects. Exemplification of the vowels, diphthongs and consonants is provided, both in isolate words and in connected speech, along with their range of variation. The frequencies of the vowels have been charted on the basis of the pronunciation of three elderly male speakers. Regarding the consonants, there are detailed observations on the features typically associated with the linguistic varieties examined: strong aspiration of unvoiced plosives, glottalization, H-dropping, L-vocalization and TH-fronting. A section on prosody provides coverage of lexical stress, rhythm and intonation. The paper takes into account up-to-date research on these phenomena, but does not deal with the most recent vowel shifts, some of which form part of Multi-cultural London English.
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It is part of: Dialectologia, 2012, vol. 9, p. 69-94
ISSN: 2013-2247
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Llengües i Literatures Modernes i Estudis Anglesos)

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