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Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages

Wieling, M., Grieve, J., Bouma, G., Fruehwald, J., Coleman, J. & Liberman, M., 2016, In : Language Dynamics and Change. p. 199-234

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Wieling, M., Grieve, J., Bouma, G., Fruehwald, J., Coleman, J., & Liberman, M. (2016). Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages. Language Dynamics and Change, 199-234. http://martijnwieling.nl/files/WielingGrieveEtAl-revised.pdf

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Wieling, Martijn ; Grieve, Jack ; Bouma, Gosse ; Fruehwald, Josef ; Coleman, John ; Liberman, Mark. / Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages. In: Language Dynamics and Change. 2016 ; pp. 199-234.

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Wieling, M, Grieve, J, Bouma, G, Fruehwald, J, Coleman, J & Liberman, M 2016, 'Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages', Language Dynamics and Change, pp. 199-234. <http://martijnwieling.nl/files/WielingGrieveEtAl-revised.pdf>

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Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages. / Wieling, Martijn; Grieve, Jack; Bouma, Gosse; Fruehwald, Josef; Coleman, John; Liberman, Mark.

In: Language Dynamics and Change, 2016, p. 199-234.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vancouver

Wieling M, Grieve J, Bouma G, Fruehwald J, Coleman J, Liberman M. Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages. Language Dynamics and Change. 2016;199-234.


BibTeX

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title = "Variation and change in the use of hesitation markers in Germanic languages",
abstract = "In this study, we investigate cross-linguistic patterns in the alternation between UM, a hesitation marker consisting of a neutral vowel followed by a final labial nasal, and UH, a hesitation marker consisting of a neutral vowel in an open syllable. Based on a quantitative analysis of a range of spoken and written corpora, we identify clear and consistent patterns of change in the use of these forms in various Germanic languages (English, Dutch, German, Norwegian, Danish, Faroese) and dialects (American English, British English), with the use of UM increasing over time relative to the use of UH. We also find that this pattern of change is generally led by women and more educated speakers and holds when functional differences between UM and UH are controlled. Finally, we propose a series of possible explanations for this surprising change in hesitation marker usage that is currently taking place across Germanic languages. ",
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