The Black Kenyan English vowel system An acoustic phonetic analysis

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dc.contributor.authorHoffmann, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:00:48Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:00:48Z-
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn01728865
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/4596-
dc.description.abstractWhile acoustic phonetic studies have been carried out on all types of Englishes around the world, the second language variety spoken in Kenya has so far not been investigated acoustically. The present paper closes this gap by presenting an acoustic phonetic analysis of acrolectal Kenyan English. The data presented here consist of nine male speakers of acrolectal Kenyan English reading the ``The North Wind and the Sun''- passage and were analysed using PRAAT (Boersma 2001; Boersma and Weenink 2008). As I will show, a careful visual and statistical analysis of the data unearthes several features of the Kenyan English vowel system that so far have gone unnoticed (e.g. a trend towards a seven vowel system with two front and two back mid vowels). Furthermore I will argue that some of these features can be traced back to the local L1 feature pool.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherJOHN BENJAMINS PUBLISHING CO
dc.relation.ispartofENGLISH WORLD-WIDE
dc.subject(Black) Kenyan English
dc.subjectacoustic analysis
dc.subjectLanguage & Linguistics
dc.subjectlinear mixed model analysis
dc.subjectLinguistics
dc.subjectPRAAT
dc.subjectvowel system
dc.titleThe Black Kenyan English vowel system An acoustic phonetic analysis
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/eww.32.2.02hof
dc.identifier.isiISI:000305887500002
dc.description.volume32
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage147
dc.description.endpage173
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0001-6096-3296
dc.contributor.researcheridC-4961-2014
dc.identifier.eissn15699730
dc.publisher.placePO BOX 36224, 1020 ME AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationEngl. World-Wide
crisitem.author.deptFB 07 - Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft-
crisitem.author.deptidfb07-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0001-6096-3296-
crisitem.author.parentorgUniversität Osnabrück-
crisitem.author.netidHoTh371-
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