Next week's ROLLS talk, Wed 10 Dec 13.00-14.30, Jubilee G36 ALL WELCOME
John Lonergan (University of Sussex)
Ongoing sound change in Dublin English
This presentation will provide a detailed account of recent research on variation and change in Dublin English phonology. It investigates the structure of Dublin English, drawing on Dubliners' folk linguistic perceptions, a socioeconomic and historical study of the city and acoustic analysis of the speech of a cross section of the community. This analysis reveals a chain shift in progress among most subjects, but not residents of the inner city. This result is contrasted with popular perceptions of Dublin English and the social significance of this variation is discussed.