In our forthcoming chapter “Sociophonetics”, Justin Davidson (Hispanic Studies, UC Berkeley) and I take a bird’s-eye view of socially relevant phonetic variation across some varieties of the Romance languages. In this seminar, I will go beyond methodological considerations of social meaning in speech (e.g., first-, second-, and third-wave studies, etc.) and discuss social indexicality more broadly as affect, status, and conventionalized discursive practices in society. Cases of local hypo- and hyper-articulation (‘strengthening’ and ‘weakening’) in consonants, presented in our chapter, will be used as examples in my introductory presentation and as input for discussions with the audience.
Fagyal, Zs. and Davidson, J. (2021). “Sociophonetics”, chapter 11. In: Gabriel, C., Randall, G., and Meisenburg, T. (eds). Manual of Romance phonetics and phonology, Berlin, New York: De Gruyter. https://www.brooklinebooksmith.com/book/9783110548358