seeking AAVE/SAE matched guise speech samples
sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Sep 7 15:53:35 UTC 2001
> Different voice settings (e.g., creaky voice), different intonation
>patternms (woefully >understudied in US dialectology), and different "ways
>of speaking" (various >poragmatic features) may be much more important
>than vowels and consonants.
>I leave lexicon, morphology, and syntax out of it, although all play
>important roles, >but this discussion sees to have focused on phonology.
I used to assume that vocal timbre was largely physically determined, but
have come to believe that the learned component may be at least as great &
perhaps greater. (Part of my evidence for this is the high incidence of of
a sort of chipmunky voice in the post-tv generation, that I attribute to a
lot of exposure to animated cartoons & similar vocal models.) That being
so (she said, glibly), I wonder to what extent it is considered to be a
part of dialect by the scholars in this field.
Having sought in vain for a definition of the Obviously Recondite term
"poragmatic," I'm beginning to suspect it is a typo....?
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