PhD Alumni

Péter Rácz Freiburg

Salience in Sociolinguistics

ErstbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h.c. Bernd Kortmann
ZweitbetreuerProf. Dr. Dr. h. c. Christian Mair
DisziplinAnglistik
StatusPubliziert
Publikationhttp://www.degruyter.com/view/product/203926

The central thesis of my dissertation is that the distinction between non-salient and salient dialectal features lies in their negative frequency. To put it simply, the less probable a speech string containing a feature is, the more conspicuous it becomes. An example could be definite article reduction, a dialectal allomorphy found in the North of England. It is not especially frequent, but fits most of the available definitions of sociolinguistic salience. It can be demonstrated that the segmental sequences that contain the reduced article would have very low transitional probabilities in dialects with no article reduction. Since low transitional probabilities are acknowledged as strong word boundary cues in the psycholinguistic literature, in this case we could argue that definite article reduction is salient inasmuch as it is a good boundary marker. This line of reasoning, based on negative frequency, can be (possibly) extended to other dialectal features as well, supplying us with a reliable, empirical tool of measurement for sociolinguistic salience.


Kontakt

Emailpeter.racz@canterbury.ac.nz
Homepagehttp://www.nzilbb.canterbury.ac.nz/racz.shtml

Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD English Linguistics, University of Freiburg -- 2012

Visiting researcher, University of Edinburgh -- Feb-Apr 2012

MPhil Theoretical Linguistics, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest -- 2010

MA English Language and Literature, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest -- 2009

Visiting student, Tromso University -- Aug-Dec 2008

High School Degree at Tancsics Mihaly Gimnazium -- 2004

Publications

The perception of high frequency sibilants in Hungarian male speech. with Andras Schepacz. (to appear). Acta Linguistica Hungarica.

Frequency and corpora. with Viktoria Papp and Jennifer B Hay. (to appear). In: The Cambridge Handbook of Morphology, (ed. Andrew Hippisley and Gregory Stump). Cambridge University Press.

Salience in sociolinguistics. (2013). Topics in English Linguistics (series ed.
Bernd Kortmann & Elizabeth C. Traugott). Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Mouton.

The sociophonetic filter. (2013). linguae & litterae -- FRIAS book series (ed.
by Heike Behrens & Stefan Pfander). Berlin/New York: De Gruyter.

Salience in sociophonetics -- a case study of Hungarian hiatus resolution. (2012). In: Ferenc Kiefer and Zoltán Bánréti (eds.) Twenty years of theoretical linguistics in Budapest. Budapest: Tinta Publishing House. pp. 109?122.

A usage-based approach to salience: De nite article reduction in the North of
England. (2012). English Language and Linguistics, volume 16, issue 01, pp. 57-
79.

Complexity and distinctiveness in Hungarian possessive allomorphy. (2012). (with
Peter Rebrus). Current Issues in Morphological Theory: (Ir)Regularity, Analogy
and Frequency. Selected Papers from the 14th International Morphology Meeting,
Budapest, 13-16 May 2010 (ed. by Ferenc Kiefer, Maria Ladanyi & Peter Siptar).
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Phonotactics as competence: the phonotactic judgements of Czech native speakers.
(2010). in: The Odd Yearbook 2009. Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest.

Selected Talks

The perception of fronted sibilants in Hungarian male speech. (2012). (with András Schepácz). Talk given at the 19th Sociolinguistic Symposium at the Freie Universität, Berlin.

A phonetic study of l-deletion in Hungarian. (2012). (with Márton Sóskuthy and Dániel Szeredi). Poster presented at the 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology.

The perception of fronted sibilants in Hungarian male speech. (2012). (with András Schepácz). Talk given at the University of Edinburgh.

A phonetic study of l-deletion in Hungarian. (2011). (with Bálint Feyér, Márton Sóskuthy and Dániel Szeredi) Talk given at the International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian in Lund, Sweden.

Rich memory models and t-glottalisation in English. (2011). Talk given at OCP8 in Marrakech, Morocco.

A functional approach to sociolinguistic salience -- definite article reduction in the North of England. (2010) Talk given at the Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation conference in Groningen.

Morphology in the extreme: Labial Reduplication in Hungarian. (2010). (with Bálint Feyér, Márton Sóskuthy and Dániel Szeredi) Talk given at Sinfonija 3 at the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Complexity and distinctiveness in Hungarian possessive allomorphy (2010) (with Péter Rebrus) Talk given at the International Morphology Meeting in Budapest, Hungary

Testing usage-based predictions on Hungarian vowel reduction. (2009). (with Dániel Szeredi) poster presented at MFM17 at the University of Manchester.

The effects of frequency and morphological complexity on aphasic speech production. (2009). (with Márton Sóskuthy) Talk given at the International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian in Debrecen, Hungary.

Further arguments against parsimony: an exemplar-based account of Southern British English glottalisation (2009) poster at OCP6 at the University of Edinburgh.

Positions

Post Doc, Wordovators Project, New Zealand Institute of Language, Brain, and Behaviour, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. 2012-2015.

Lecturer, Theoretical Linguistics Department, Hungarian Academy of Sciences -- Eötvos Loránd University, Buapest. 2012.

PhD candidate, GRK DFG-1624/1 Research Group on Frequency Effects on Language Structure, University of Freiburg. 2009-2012.

Editor, `Amorph' Hungarian Morphology Database (Research Grant OTKA49327). 2008.

Copy writer, Zuilabs ltd. 2008-2009.

Associate editor, The Speculative Grammarian 2007-8 .




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