Short vowel placements in RP past and present: an acoustic and sociolinguistic study of the TRAP/STRUT configuration

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    This study addresses diachronic change in the short vowel system of RP. While TRAP lowering and backing in RP has been reported previously, the movements STRUT has undergone have proven more difficult to determine. This study identifies a TRAP/STRUT 'rotation' using acoustic measurements of the short vowel space, showing variation across generations and an identifiable direction of change during the course of the 20th century.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2006
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventBritish Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Duration: 10 Apr 200612 Apr 2006


    ConferenceBritish Association of Academic Phoneticians Colloquium
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

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