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. ISSN 1474-0567

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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: Journal 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.
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/p1
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 8403
Deposited By: Mr Richard Ingham
Deposited On: 22 Apr 2008 15:49
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 01:37

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