publication . Article . 2009

/r/-liaison in English: An empirical study

José A. Mompeán-González; Pilar Mompeán-Guillamón;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2009
This article presents the results of an empirical study on the phenomenon of /r/-liaison (i.e., linking /r/ and intrusive /r/) in non-rhotic English from the perspective of usage-based Cognitive Linguistics. The study looks into sociolinguistic, phonetic and usage-based factors that condition variability in /r/-liaison through the analysis of news archives from the BBC World Service website (years 2004 and 2005). The paper argues that a thorough understanding of the phenomenon of /r/-liaison requires an analysis of the different aspects that condition its use and the use of empirical methods to study it.
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free text keywords: Linguistics and Language, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Language and Linguistics, Linguistics, Cognitive linguistics, Computer science, Phenomenon, Empirical research
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