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dc.contributor.authorSim, Jasper
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-06T00:31:22Z
dc.date.available2022-01-06T00:31:22Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-02
dc.identifier.issn0047-4045
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/332121
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>This study illustrates how speech features that emerged from language contact and acquisition in a pluralistic society can accrue diverse social-indexical meanings over time. The social perceptions towards three variants of coda /l/ in Singapore English—namely dark-l, the variant associated with prescriptive norms, and clear-l and vocalised-l, which are variants that arose through language contact—are examined. The findings show that clear-l and vocalised-l are associated with specific ethnic groups and have equally diverse meanings, but their meanings have evolved differently; vocalised-l is an emerging local standard, whereas clear-l remains largely stigmatised. Their diverse meanings are shown to be connected by social factors within a network of interrelated signs, and their interpretations are dependent on the hearer's experiences, such that we are observing different parts of the sociolinguistic reality. Restricted experiences with the social world and regulation of social perception are also shown to potentially contribute to accent-based prejudices. (Indexicality, language contact, ethnolect, lateral consonant, new Englishes, social perception)*</jats:p>
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.titleNegotiating social meanings in a plural society: Social perceptions of variants of /l/ in Singapore English
dc.typeArticle
dc.publisher.departmentFaculty of Modern And Medieval Languages Student
dc.date.updated2022-01-04T13:49:04Z
prism.publicationNameLanguage in Society
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.79567
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-12-20
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dc.contributor.orcidSim, Jasper [0000-0002-0245-4087]
dc.identifier.eissn1469-8013
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2022-05-02
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