An acoustic study of the RP English LOT and THOUGHT vowels

  title={An acoustic study of the RP English LOT and THOUGHT vowels},
  author={Jussi Wikstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  pages={37 - 47}
  • Jussi Wikström
  • Published 1 April 2013
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
While there is variation among existing impressionistic accounts where the description of the RP English LOT and THOUGHT vowels is concerned (compare Wells 1982 (vol. I), Collins & Mees 2003, Roach 2004, Cruttenden 2008), not much attention has been paid to this issue in acoustic studies of RP (e.g. Wells 1962, Deterding 1990, Hawkins & Midgley 2005). In the present study, seven female native speakers of RP or near-RP born between 1985 and 1993 (i.e. speakers aged between 18 and 25 years at the… 

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