ISCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics (ExLing 2008)

Athens, Greece
August 25-27, 2008

Phonological Free Variation in English: an Empirical Study

Jose A. Mompean

Department of English Philology, University of Murcia, Spain

This paper presents the results of a corpus-based study of ten words exhibiting phonological free variation in their phonemic or accentual makeup. The study uses data from the News archives of the BBC Learning English website. The rates of use of the variants for each lexical item are given and discussed.

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Bibliographic reference.  Mompean, Jose A. (2008): "Phonological free variation in English: an empirical study", In ExLing-2008, 169-172.