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A spectrographic analysis of English World-Wide

  title={A spectrographic analysis of English World-Wide},
  author={Dominic Watt and Jenny Tillotson}
The /o/ vowel in the English of Bradford is produced by many speakers as a monophthong with a clearly fronted or central quality. Description of such a pronunciation is, however, all but absent from the literature, suggesting that such pronunciations are a relatively recent development in Bradford speech. The acoustic characteristics of 337 tokens of /o/ are investigated, with a view to matching acoustic cues to the auditory impression of fronting. The findings are assessed with respect to… Expand

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