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dc.contributor.authorHall-Lew, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorFriskney, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorScobbie, James M.
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T15:52:00Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T15:52:00Z
dc.date.issued2017-11-24
dc.identifierER4886
dc.identifier.citationHall-Lew, L., Friskney, R. & Scobbie, J. M. (2017) Accommodation or political identity: Scottish members of the UK Parliament. Language Variation & Change, 29 (3), pp. 341-363.
dc.identifier.issn0954-3945
dc.identifier.issn1469-8021
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1017/S0954394517000175
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/4886
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dc.description.abstractPhonetic variation among Scottish Members of the UK Parliament may be influenced by convergence to Southern English norms (Carr & Brulard 2006) or political identity (e.g., Hall-Lew, Coppock & Starr 2010). Drawing on a year's worth of political speeches (2011- 2012) from ten Scottish Members of the UK Parliament (MPs), we find no acoustic evidence for the adoption of a Southern English low vowel system; rather, we find that vowel height is significantly correlated with political party: Scottish Labour Party MPs produce a higher 'CAT' vowel (Johnston 1997) than do Scottish National Party MPs. The results contradict claims that Scottish MPs acquire 'Anglo-English' features while at UK Parliament. Rather, we suggest that the variation indexes political meaning, with a subset of individuals drawing on that indexicality in production.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by a British Academy Small Grant (SG130396), with funds from the Leverhulme Foundation, and also by a Small Grant from the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
dc.format.extent341-363
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.relation.ispartofLanguage Variation & Change
dc.rightsCopyright: © Cambridge University Press 2017
dc.titleAccommodation or political identity: Scottish members of the UK Parliament
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.facultycasl
dc.description.volume29
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.1017/S0954394517000175
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid4886
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refterms.dateAccepted2017-05-17
refterms.dateFCA2017-09-20
refterms.dateFCD2017-09-20
qmu.authorScobbie, James M.
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dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number3
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