- Concise, to-the-point compendium of information about casualpronunciation of English as compared to citation forms.
- Covers varieties of English language including General Americanand Standard Southern British.
- Overlaps the boundaries of several areas of study includingsociolinguistics, lexicography, rhetoric, and speechsciences.
- Examines English pronunciation as found in everydayspeech.
- Accompanied by website athttp://www.blackwellpublishing.com/shockey featuring examples fromdifferent accents.
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About the Author
Table of ContentsList of Figures and Tables.
1 Setting the Stage.
1.1 Phonetics or Phonology?
1.2 Fast Speech?
2 Processes in Conversational English.
2.1 The Vulnerability Hierarchy.
2.2 Reduction Processes in English.
2.3 Stress as a Conditioning Factor.
2.4 Syllabic Conditioning Factors.
2.5 Other Processes.
2.7 Weak Forms?
2.8 Combinations of these Processes.
3 Attempts at Phonological Explanation.
3.1 Past Work on Conversational Phonology.
3.2 Natural Phonology.
3.3 Variable Rules.
3.4 More on Rule Order.
3.5 Attempts in the 1990s.
3.6 And into the New Millennium.
4 Experimental Studies in Casual Speech.
4.1 Production of Casual Speech.
4.2 Perception of Casual Speech.
5.2 First and Second Language Acquisition.
5.3 Interacting with Computers.
What People are Saying About This
"This is an excellent book that gives a true account of whatEnglish speech is really like."—Gerry Knowles, University of Lancaster
"Linda Shockey addresses questions of interest to nearly everyphonetician and phonologist, providing extensive examples ofattested conversational reductions in numerous dialects of English.By presenting the reductions along with their linguisticconditioning factors, she strikes a forceful blow against thebelief that casual speech is simply sloppy speech. SoundPatterns of Spoken English will be of interest to theoreticalphonologists and experimental phoneticians, as well as researchersin speech perception, language acquisition and speechtechnology."—Lisa Lavoie, Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology