The relationship between attitude toward New York City speech and values of three phonological variables characteristic of New York City speech

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dc.contributor.advisor Houck, Charles L. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wolpert, Margot Keith, 1937- en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-ny en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:50Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:50Z
dc.date.created 1972 en_US
dc.date.issued 1972
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 1972 .W66 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180531
dc.description.abstract This thesis has explored the relationship between attitudes toward New York City speech expressed by twelve New York City speakers currently attending Ball State University and values in the speech of these informants of three phonological variables: (1) presence of word final or preconsonantal /r/, (2) height of the midfront vowel /eh/, and (3) height of the midback rounded vowel /oh/. A Likert attitude scale was used to measure attitude. Of thirteen null hypotheses tested, one was rejected. It was therefore concluded that for the sample studied, there is no relationship between attitude toward New York City speech and values of /r/. /eh/, and /oh/.Contrary to reports of other investigators, attitudes toward New York City speech of the sample studied were generally positive. As speech styles increased in formality, however, all of the informants exhibited a tendency, to depart from distinctive, New York City values for /r/, /eh/, and /oh/.
dc.format.extent v, 91 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Dialects -- New York (State) -- New York. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Pronunciation. en_US
dc.title The relationship between attitude toward New York City speech and values of three phonological variables characteristic of New York City speech en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/416763 en_US


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