LINGUIST List 33.285

Tue Jan 25 2022

Books: Accent in North American Film and Television: Boberg

Editor for this issue: Billy Dickson <billydlinguistlist.org>



Date: 25-Jan-2022
From: Eleanor Hennerley <ehennerleycambridge.org>
Subject: Accent in North American Film and Television: Boberg
E-mail this message to a friend

Title: Accent in North American Film and Television
Subtitle: A Sociophonetic Analysis
Published: 2021
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://www.cambridge.org/linguistics

Book URL: https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/sociolinguistics/accent-north-american-film-and-television-sociophonetic-analysis?format=HB

Author: Charles Boberg
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107150447 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 135.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107150447 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781107150447 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 122.55
Abstract:

Drawing on data from well-known actors in popular films and TV shows, this reference guide surveys the representation of accent in North American film and TV over eight decades. It analyzes the speech of 180 film and television performances from the 1930s to today, looking at how that speech has changed; how it reflects the regional backgrounds, gender, and ethnic ancestry of the actors; and how phonetic variation and change in the 'real world' have been both portrayed in, and possibly influenced by, film and television speech. It also clearly explains the technical concepts necessary for understanding the phonetic analysis of accents. Providing new insights into the role of language in the expression of North American cultural identity, this is essential reading for researchers and advanced students in linguistics, film, television and media studies, and North American studies, as well as the larger community interested in film and television.

1. Introduction; 2. Method; 3. The emergence of general North American English: eight decades of sound change; 4. Sex differences in general North American English; 5. New York city English in film and television; 6. Other regional accents in North American film and television; 7. Ethnic accents in North American film and television; 8. Summary and conclusions; Appendices.


Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

See this book announcement on our website:
https://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=159513



Page Updated: 25-Jan-2022