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Dr. Zsuzsanna Fagyal to give seminar on "Social meaning and consonantal variation in French and Romance"

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
Department of French and Romance Linguistics Program, University of California, Berkeley
Location
University of California, Berkeley
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 17, 2021   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Zsuzsanna Fagyal
Registration
TBA
Contact
Zsuzsanna Fagyal
E-Mail
zsfagyal@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Department of French and Italian (EVENTS)

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

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