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Mandatory Reading

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

Fundamental concepts in phonetics and phonology

Working in the field

(1)     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. Αριστοδήμου, Άντρη Α.

(2)     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.

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


Analyzing the Sounds


(4)    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.

(5)     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.


(6)     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.


(7)     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.


(8)    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


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

Regional Variation

(10) 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.


(11) 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.

(12) 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.


(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

(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.

(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.

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


(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.


(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.


Phonetics and Language Change

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

(21) 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.

(22) 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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