Hybridity and ethnic accents : a sociophonetic analysis of 'Glaswasian'

Stuart-Smith, Jane and Timmins, Claire and Alam, Farhana (2011) Hybridity and ethnic accents : a sociophonetic analysis of 'Glaswasian'. In: Language Variation - European Perspectives III. Studies in Language Variation . John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 43-57. ISBN 9789027234872

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of acoustic phonetic analysis of two small scale studies of a regional ethnic accent, Glasgow Asian. Three accent features indicate patterning according to both ethnicity and local personal identity for these speakers. Fine-grained phonetic analysis of the data, particularly for the realization of /l/, support the extension of Harris' (2006) notion of 'Brasian' to the phonetic level, and so here, to 'Glaswasian', an accent which integrates features of Glaswegian and Asian heritage together.