Using Corpora of Recorded Speech for Historical Phonology [book]

Warren Maguire, Patrick Honeybone, Joseph Salmons
2014 Oxford Handbooks Online  
and Keywords This chapter examines the use of electronic corpora of recorded speech in historical phonological analysis. On the one hand, corpora of this kind provide us with unique insights into the synchronic phonologies of varieties, allowing us to analyse change in real and apparent time in ways which have never been possible before. On the other hand, the fact that these corpora typically provide us with fragmentary, production-only data which are rarely strictly comparable with each other
more » ... ble with each other means that there are considerable limitations on our phonological interpretation of them.
doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199232819.013.035 fatcat:5movzhku4fetfevxsosqair7te