The Routledge Handbook of Sociophonetics is the definitive guide to sociophonetics. Offering a practical and accessible survey of an unparalleled range of theoretical and methodological perspectives, this is the first handbook devoted to sociophonetic research and applications of sociophonetics within and beyond linguistics. It defines what sociophonetics is as a field and offers views of what sociophonetics might become. Split into three sections, this book:

• examines the suprasegmental, segmental, and subsegmental units that sociophoneticians study;

• reveals the ways that sociophoneticians create knowledge and solve problems across a range of theoretical and practical applications;

• explores sociophonetic traditions around the world in spoken and signed languages;

• includes case studies that demonstrate sociophonetic research in action, which will support and inspire readers to conduct their own projects.

This handbook is an indispensable resource for researchers, undergraduate and graduate students in sociophonetics, as well as researchers and students in sociolinguistics, phonetics, phonology, language variation and change, cognitive linguistics, psycholinguistics, speech pathology, and language teaching—and indeed any area of study where phonetics and phonology interact with social factors and forces.

chapter 1|20 pages

Sociophonetics and the sociolinguistic-phonetic interface

A radical introduction
ByChristopher Strelluf

part Section 1|239 pages

Units of analysis

chapter 2|32 pages

Sociophonetics and intonation

A proposal for socioprosodics
ByErin O'Rourke, Mary Baltazani

chapter 3|21 pages

Sociophonetics and speech rate and pause

ByTyler Kendall

chapter 4|17 pages

Sociophonetics and tone

The world of sociotonetics
ByJames N. Stanford, Cathryn Yang

chapter 5|21 pages

Sociophonetics and phonation

ByLisa Davidson

chapter 6|29 pages

Sociophonetics and vowels

ByFelicity Cox, Gerard Docherty

chapter 7|33 pages

Sociophonetics and stops

ByEleanor Chodroff, Paul Foulkes

chapter 8|19 pages

Sociophonetics and fricatives

ByWhitney Chappell, Christina García, Justin Davidson

chapter 9|19 pages

Sociophonetics and rhotics

ByKoen Sebregts, Roeland van Hout, Hans Van de Velde

chapter 10|23 pages

Sociophonetics and laterals

ByDanielle Turton

chapter 11|23 pages

Sociophonetics and vowel nasality

ByChristopher Carignan, Georgia Zellou

part Section 2|204 pages


chapter 12|22 pages

Sociophonetics and dialectology

ByDominic Watt, Margaret E.L. Renwick, Joseph A. Stanley

chapter 13|22 pages

Sociophonetics and sound change

ByCharles Boberg

chapter 14|19 pages

Sociophonetics and identity

ByErez Levon, Stamatina Katsiveli

chapter 15|16 pages

Sociophonetics and psycholinguistics

ByPaul Warren

chapter 16|23 pages

Sociophonetics and language prejudice

Accent matters: a socio-psychological perspective on sociophonetics
ByMarta Witkowska, Silvia Filippi, Magdalena Formanowicz, Caterina Suitner

chapter 17|18 pages

Sociophonetics and oral history

BySilvia Calamai

chapter 18|28 pages

Sociophonetics and language documentation and revitalization

ByMarianna Di Paolo

chapter 19|20 pages

Sociophonetics and multilingualism

ByBronwen G. Evans, Gisela Tomé Lourido

chapter 20|17 pages

Sociophonetics and second language acquisition

ByKsenia Gnevsheva

chapter 21|17 pages

Sociophonetics and speech-language pathology

ByToby Macrae, Margaret Maclagan

part Section 3|169 pages

Sociophonetics around the world

chapter 22|22 pages

Sociophonetics and signed languages

ByAmelia A. Becker, Julie A. Hochgesang, Meredith Tamminga, Jami N. Fisher

chapter 23|23 pages

Sociophonetics and South African studies

Focus on ethnicity
ByRajend Mesthrie, Alida Chevalier, Yolandi Ribbens-Klein, Tracey Toefy, Bruce Wileman

chapter 24|28 pages

Sociophonetics and Japanese

ByKenjirō Matsuda, Shoji Takano, Yoshiyuki Asahi, Ichiro Ota

chapter 25|19 pages

Sociophonetics and French

ByAurélie Nardy, Maria Candea

chapter 26|23 pages

Sociophonetics and Arabic

ByGhada Khattab, Paul Foulkes

chapter 27|33 pages

Sociophonetics and Spanishes

ByScott Sadowsky

chapter 28|19 pages

Sociophonetics and Chinese

ByZhang Jingwei, Tan Weijie, Christopher Strelluf