“We don't pronounce our t's around here": Realisations of /t/ in West Yorkshire English

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This paper explores how intervocalic /t/ is realised across West Yorkshire and aims to establish the extent to which this phonetic variable patterns with other varieties of British English. Although sociolinguists have extensively studied T-glottaling, and variation in /t/ production more generally, in numerous areas of the UK; there are no up-to-date studies which have examined /t/ in West Yorkshire. An auditory analysis of over 600 tokens of intervocalic /t/, from multiple syllabic and phonetic contexts, using recordings of speakers from three metropolitan boroughs within West Yorkshire (Bradford, Kirklees and Wakefield) is presented. The results of this investigation revealed that throughout all three boroughs, T-glottaling is common in certain, but not all, intervocalic contexts. Taking into account previous findings this result indicates that Tglottaling may be on the rise in West Yorkshire, in line with other Northern cities participating in the consonantal change such as Manchester and Hull.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 2019, Melbourne
EditorsSasha Calhoun, Paola Escudero, Marija Tabain, Paul Warren
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherAustralasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc.
Pages2655-2659
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780646800691
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
Event19th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 5 Aug 20199 Aug 2019
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Conference19th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences
Abbreviated titleICPhS 2019
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period5/08/199/08/19
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Earnshaw, K., & Gold, E. (2019). “We don't pronounce our t's around here": Realisations of /t/ in West Yorkshire English. In S. Calhoun, P. Escudero, M. Tabain, & P. Warren (Eds.), Proceedings of International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 2019, Melbourne (pp. 2655-2659). Canberra: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc..
Earnshaw, Katherine ; Gold, Erica. / “We don't pronounce our t's around here" : Realisations of /t/ in West Yorkshire English. Proceedings of International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 2019, Melbourne. editor / Sasha Calhoun ; Paola Escudero ; Marija Tabain ; Paul Warren. Canberra : Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc., 2019. pp. 2655-2659
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Earnshaw, K & Gold, E 2019, “We don't pronounce our t's around here": Realisations of /t/ in West Yorkshire English. in S Calhoun, P Escudero, M Tabain & P Warren (eds), Proceedings of International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 2019, Melbourne. Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc., Canberra, pp. 2655-2659, 19th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 5/08/19.

“We don't pronounce our t's around here" : Realisations of /t/ in West Yorkshire English. / Earnshaw, Katherine; Gold, Erica.

Proceedings of International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 2019, Melbourne. ed. / Sasha Calhoun; Paola Escudero; Marija Tabain; Paul Warren. Canberra : Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc., 2019. p. 2655-2659.

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