Annales Neophilologiarum

ISSN: 1734-4557     eISSN: 2353-2823    OAI    DOI: 10.18276/an.2015.9-10
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The sociophonology of /l/ and /r/ vocalisation and intrusion

Authors: Tomasz Obiała
Uniwersytet Szczeciński, Wydział Filologiczny
Keywords: sociophonology vocalisation intrusion sonorants
Year of publication:2015
Page range:8 (159-166)
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The article presents on overview of the processes of vocalisation and intrusion on the basis of two contemporary English sonorant phonemes: /l/ and /r/. The study looks at the geographical spread of these phonological changes and discusses their historical motivation in order to present the main similarities and differences in the realizations of the two sounds. Finally, it presents the current status of the process of l-vocalisation occurring in the British Isles, which is one of the most recent phenomena to be observed in the language change.
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