Course Description | Classes | Presentations | Assignments

A. Fundamental concepts in sociophonetics

1. Friday, September 14, 2012

Foulkes, Paul, & Docherty, Gerard. (2006). The social life of phonetics and phonology. Journal of Phonetics, 34, 409-438. doi: 10.1016/j.wocn.2005.08.002

2. Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Working with sounds-the consonants; using Praat in the analysis of stops.

Crawford, Feagin. (2003). Entering the community: fieldwork. In J. K. Chambers, P. Trudgill & N. Schilling-Estes (Eds.), The handbook of language variation and change (pp. 20-39). Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Aristodemou Andri.


> e-mail me a topic you want to study in your assignment (the sooner the better) and how do you plan to do your study, what variables are you going to measure?

3. Friday, September 21, 2012

9/19/2012 – 9/23/2012 NO CLASS make up class, I will inform you about the exact day. Working with sounds-the consonants; using Praat in the analysis of nasals.

4. Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Labov, W. (2006). A sociolinguistic perspective on sociophonetic research. Journal of Phonetics, 34(4), 500-515. doi: DOI 10.1016/j.wocn.2006.05.002. Γεωργίου, Αγγελική Α.


5. Friday, September 28, 2012

Tagliamonte, Sali. (2012). Variationist sociolinguistics : change, observation, interpretation. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. 25-70. Γεωργίου, Αιμίλιος Μ.

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 B. Analyzing the Sounds

1. Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Hernandez, J. E. (2009). Measuring rates of word-final nasal velarization: The effect of dialect contact on in-group and out-group exchanges. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 13(5), 583-612. Γκουζέγιεβα, Ταμάρα Σ.


Babel, M. (2012). Evidence for phonetic and social selectivity in spontaneous phonetic imitation. Journal of Phonetics, 40(1), 177-189. doi: DOI 10.1016/j.wocn.2011.09.001 Δημητριάδη, Φωτεινή Χ.


> Deadline: Send me the structure of your assignment and half a page description of what you are planning to study. Why this is important?

2. Friday, October 05, 2012

Boberg, C. (2008). Regional Phonetic Differentiation in Standard Canadian English. Journal of English Linguistics, 36(2), 129-154. doi: Doi 10.1177/0075424208316648. Ευαγγέλου, Στέλλα Α.


3. Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Podesva, R. J. (2007). Phonation type as a stylistic variable: The use of falsetto in constructing a persona. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 11(4), 478-504. Ζαντής, Λεωνίδας Κ.


Clopper, C. G., & Smiljanic, R. (2011). Effects of gender and regional dialect on prosodic patterns in American English. Journal of Phonetics, 39(2), 237-245. doi: DOI 10.1016/j.wocn.2011.02.006. Ιωάννου, Γεωργία


C. On Variation

1. Friday, October 12, 2012

Eckert, P. (2008). Variation and the indexical field. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 12(4), 453-476. Λουκά, Άντρη Α.


> Silverstein, Michael. (2003). Indexical order and the dialectics of sociolinguistic life. Language and Communication, 23, 193–229.

Trudgill, P., Gordon, E., Lewis, G., & Maclagan, M. (2000). Determinism in new-dialect formation and the genesis of New Zealand English. Journal of Linguistics, 36(2), 299-318. Μανώλη, Θεοδώρα Α.


> Dealine for literature review.

2. Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Jose, B. (2010). The Apparent-Time Construct and stable variation: Final vertical bar z vertical bar devoicing in northwestern Indiana. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 14(1), 34-59. Νικολάου, Ελένη Μ.


Jacewicz, E., Fox, R. A., & Salmons, J. (2011). Vowel change across three age groups of speakers in three regional varieties of American English. Journal of Phonetics, 39(4), 683-693. doi: DOI 10.1016/j.wocn.2011.07.003 Παναγιώτου, Ξάνθη Μ.


3. Friday, October 19, 2012

(13) Eckert, Penelope. (1989). The whole woman: Sex and gender differences in variation. Language Variation and Change, 1(03), 245-267. doi: doi:10.1017/S095439450000017X Emma Dilis


4. Tuesday, October 23, 2012

(14) Eckert, P., & McConnell-Ginet, S. (1999). New generalizations and explanations in language and gender research. Language in Society, 28(2), 185-201. Παπουή, Χρισόστομος Τ.


5. Friday, October 26, 2012

(15) Drager, K. K. (2011). Sociophonetic variation and the lemma. Journal of Phonetics, 39(4), 694-707. doi: DOI 10.1016/j.wocn.2011.08.005 Παρασκευά, Ζωή Σ.


6. Tuesday, October 30, 2012

(16) Labov, William. (1972). Sociolinguistic patterns. [S.l.]: U of Pennsylvania Pr. pp. 1-41. Παύλου, Ιωάννα Κ.

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7. Friday, November 02, 2012

(17) Boberg, C. (2004). Ethnic patterns in the phonetics of Montreal English. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 8(4), 538-568. Σάββα, Αγγελάντρια Χ.


(18) Mesthrie, R. (2010). Socio-phonetics and social change: Deracialisation of the GOOSE vowel in South African English. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 14(1), 3-33. Σεραφείμ, Μαριλένα Α.

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8. Tuesday, November 06, 2012

(19) Schilling-Estes, N. (2002). Investigating stylistic variation. In J. Chambers, P. Trudgill, & N. Schilling-Estes (Eds.), The handbook of language variation and change (pp. 375–401). Oxford: Blackwell. Σωφρονίου, Αγγέλικα Χ.

> Style, register and code-switching: phonetic aspects.

9. Friday, November 09, 2012

Analysing Prosody: Himmelmann, Nikolaus P., & Ladd, D. Robert. (2008). Prosodic Description: An Introduction for Fieldworkers. Language Documentation & Conservation, 2(2), 244–274.

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 Phonetics and Language Change

1. Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Milroy, J., & Milroy, L. (1985). Linguistic Change, Social Network and Speaker Innovation. Journal of Linguistics, 21(2), 339-384. Φιλίππου, Χριστίνα Φ.

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> selecting variables for analysis

2. Friday, November 16, 2012

Torgersen, E., & Kerswill, P. (2004). Internal and external motivation in phonetic change: Dialect levelling outcomes for an English vowel shift. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 8(1), 23-53.Φυλακτού, Αλεξία Θ.

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3. Tuesday, November 20, 2012

> Local, J. (2003). Variable domains and variable relevance: interpreting phonetic exponents. Journal of Phonetics, 31(3-4), 321-339. doi: Doi 10.1016/S0095-4470(03)00045-7

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Statistical analysis and variation, basic concepts and tools (Varbrul analysis)

4. Friday, November 23, 2012

Van Hofwegen, J., & Wolfram, W. (2010). Coming of age in African American English: A longitudinal study. Journal of Sociolinguistics, 14(4), 427-455. Χάτρα, Ανδρούλλα Δ.

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 5. Tuesday, November 27, 2012

> Heffernan, K. (2010). Mumbling Is Macho: Phonetic Distinctiveness in the Speech of American Radio Djs. American Speech, 85(1), 67-90. doi: Doi 10.1215/00031283-2010-003

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 6. Friday, November 30, 2012

General discussion and Conclusions, the importance of sociophonetics; about the assignments

7. Thuesday, December 11, 2012.

Deadline for the final assignment.

Other Material

A short introduction to Praat


We will discuss about assignment topics in class.

For specific information see me at office during office hours (or you can sent me an e-mail).

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