Revisiting the sociolinguistic analysis of variable coda /s/ weakening in Spanish: An instrumental phonetic approach

  • Ricardo Otheguy
  • Published 2009


Variability in the pronunciation of syllable-final /s/ in Spanish (mismo 'same,' sabes 'you know,' buenas 'good') has been central to the study of Spanish and to the field of sociolinguistic variation as a whole. On the basis of the naked ear perception of researchers, previous studies describe /s/ as pronounced in one of three discrete ways: a fully… (More)