When perception isn't reality: Accent identification and perceptual dialectology in French

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When perception isn't reality: Accent identification and perceptual dialectology in French

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dc.contributor.author Boughton, Zoë en_GB
dc.contributor.department University of Exeter en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-06T09:20:01Z en_GB
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-25T10:13:13Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-20T13:58:50Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11 en_GB
dc.description.abstract This article examines levelling and diversity in northern urban French pronunciation through the optic of folk (= non-linguists') perceptions of variation. These perceptions are investigated by the identification of authentic voice samples (rather than other instruments widely used in perceptual dialectology such as mental mapping): respondents from the Pays de la Loire region of north-western France heard extracts of scripted speech from Nancy and Rennes, and were asked to identify the speakers' regional background and say whether they were of urban or rural origin. The results of this test show that while some difference between the two speaker location groups was accurately perceived, the informants also formed some inaccurate judgements, partly based on social stereotypes. Overall there is some confirmation of accent levelling, and of general social psychological tendencies such as stereotyping, annexation and time-lag in perceptions of regional–social linguistic variation. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation 16(3), pp.277-304 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1017/S0959269506002535 en_GB
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/29612 en_GB
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.relation.url http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=517648&fulltextType=RA&fileId=S0959269506002535 en_GB
dc.subject French language, Social aspects en_GB
dc.subject French language, Spoken French en_GB
dc.subject French language, Variation en_GB
dc.subject French language, Dialects en_GB
dc.title When perception isn't reality: Accent identification and perceptual dialectology in French en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2008-06-06T09:20:01Z en_GB
dc.date.available 2011-01-25T10:13:13Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-20T13:58:50Z
dc.identifier.issn 0959-2695 en_GB
dc.description © 2006 Cambridge University Press en_GB
dc.identifier.eissn 1474-0079 en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Journal of French Language Studies en_GB


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