1st Edition

Approaches to the Study of Sound Structure and Speech Interdisciplinary Work in Honour of Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk

    400 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    398 Pages 84 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This innovative work highlights interdisciplinary research on phonetics and phonology across multiple languages, building on the extensive body of work of Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk on the study of sound structure and speech. //

    The book features concise contributions from both established and up-and-coming scholars who have worked with Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk across a range of disciplinary fields toward broadening the scope of how sound structure and speech are studied and how phonological and phonetic research is conducted. Contributions bridge the gap between such fields as phonological theory, acoustic and articulatory phonetics, and morphology, but also includes perspectives from such areas as historical linguistics, which demonstrate the relevance of other linguistic areas of inquiry to empirical investigations in sound structure and speech. The volume also showcases the rich variety of methodologies employed in existing research, including corpus-based, diachronic, experimental, acoustic and online approaches and showcases them at work, drawing from data from languages beyond the Anglocentric focus in existing research. //

    The collection reflects on Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk’s pioneering contributions to widening the study of sound structure and speech and reinforces the value of interdisciplinary perspectives in taking the field further, making this key reading for students and scholars in phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and speech and language processing.

    Part 1: With Hindsight: Diachronic Approaches 1. The consonants of 19th-century English: Southern Hemisphere evidence 2. Vennemann's Head Law and Basque 3. Social Dialect: The halting of a sound change in Oslo Norwegian revisited 4. Why Early Modern English vowel shortenings may have been morphotactically conditioned after all 5. Palatalisation in Celtic and Slavic languages 6. High Vowel Decomposition in Midwest American English 7. Ex oriente lux: How Nepali helps to understand relict numeral forms in early Indo-European Part 2: On Close Inspection: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches 8. Speech rhythms are physical after all 9. Main differences between German and Russian morphonotactics: a corpus-based study 10. Pholk Phonology 11. Initial clusters and self-contained universals 12. Sounds delicious! 13. Cross-language phonetic relationships account for most, but not all L2 speech learning problems: The role of universal phonetic biases and generalized sensitivities 14. The role of boundaries and typological variation in laryngeal phonology 15. Prosodic and gestural contribution to the flow and interactivity of conversation 16. L1 foreign-accentedness in Polish migrants in the UK: linguistic and social dimensions 17. The Greater Poland Spoken Corpus: data collection, structure and application Part 3: Reality Check: Empirical Approaches 18. The relative Contribution of Consonants and Vowels to Word Recognition in Fluent Speech 19. To what extent is the cerebellum responsible for rhythm properties? An acoustic study with patients with cerebellar dysfunctions 20. Variable rhoticity in the speech of Polish immigrants to England 21. Polish two-consonant clusters. A study in native speakers’ phonotactic intuitions 22. ERP correlates of figurative language processing 23. Selected spectral aspects of Polish vowels 24. Applications of electropalatography in L2 pronunciation teaching and phonetic research 25. Competing vowels facilitate the recognition of unfamiliar L2 targets in bilinguals: The role of phonetic experience 26. Areas of external evidence as a testing ground for NAD 27. Testing receptive prosody; a pilot study on Polish children and adults 28. Laryngeal phonology and asymmetrical cross-linguistic phonetic influence 29. Segment frequency in cross-language perspective


    Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak is University Professor in the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She has done research and lectured on social dialectology, historical sociolinguistics, discourse analysis as well as language and gender issues. Her current research interests focus on life-span sociolinguistics and the discourse of ageing across cultures.

    Magdalena Wrembel is University Professor and Head of Studies in the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Her main research areas involve bilingualism and multilingualism, phonological acquisition of the third language and language awareness. Her current work focuses on cross-linguistic influence and longitudinal development of L3 phonology.

    Piotr Gąsiorowski is University Professor in the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. His research interests include historical and evolutionary linguistics, theories of language change, dialectology, phonetics and phonology. His current research work focuses on various aspects of Germanic and Indo-European reconstruction as well as Modern English prosody.