15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS-15)

Barcelona, Spain
August 3-9, 2003

Speaker, Community, Identity: Empirical and Theoretical Perspectives on Sociophonetic Variation

Gerard J. Docherty

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

This presentation focuses on our understanding of the relationship between patterns of variation in speech and the social dimensions characterising individual speakers and their speech communities. Particular emphasis is placed on highlighting the centrality of 'sociophonetic' questions to phonetic theory more generally.

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Bibliographic reference.  Docherty, Gerard J. (2003): "Speaker, community, identity: empirical and theoretical perspectives on sociophonetic variation", In ICPhS-15, 11-16.