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Phonological resistance and innovation in the North-West of England.

Watson, Kevin (2006) Phonological resistance and innovation in the North-West of England. English Today, 22 (2). pp. 55-61.

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    Over the past few decades, studies of dialect levelling have concluded that phonological convergence amongst varieties of British English is rife. This review attempts to demonstrate the opposite, in the variety of English spoken in Liverpool. Despite various media reports predicting the death of Liverpool English, evidence is provided here that the variety appears to be resisting the innovation of ‘T-glottalling’, a feature which is frequent elsewhere, and instead shows signs of divergence from any kind of supra-local regional norm.

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: English Today
    Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, English Today, 22 (2), pp 55-61 2006, © 2006 Cambridge University Press.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
    Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
    ID Code: 8403
    Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
    Deposited On: 22 Apr 2008 16:49
    Refereed?: Yes
    Published?: Published
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 16:07
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