faculty: "FGw" and publication year: "2009"
| Author||Kim Clason|
|Title||“Jordanese” then and now. A diachronic study of Jordanese Dutch vowels|
|Supervisors||D.J.M. Weenink, P.P.G. Boersma|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Programme||FGw MA General linguistics|
|Abstract||Language is an ever evolving phenomenon. A variety of factors may have led to changes in the language of the Jordaan in Amsterdam, such as changes in the community or simply the passing of time. This investigation is aimed at examining the vowels of the language variety|
of the Jordaan. Four recordings from 1944 and 1945 were compared to five recordings from 2009 to see if there were differences in the pronunciation of vowels by the nine male participants. Results showed that there weren’t many differences between the 1944 group and the 2009 group, but the results did suggest that several vowels may have changed over time. The diphthongs /au/ and /ij/ show different pronunciations for the groups, caused by a shift in formant values. Another difference is found in the number of allophones; the 1944
group appears to have more allophones, which becomes apparent in the pronunciations of /eu/ and /ui/. This study is small in scale, but it suggests that further research into this topic may yield some definite changes in the pronunciation of vowels of Jordanese between
1944 and the present day.
|Document type|| scriptie master|
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