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University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

1. Nadeu Rota, Marianna. The effects of lexical stress, intonational pitch accent, and speech rate on vowel quality in Catalan and Spanish.

Degree: PhD, 0307, 2013, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

Lexical-stress languages tend to display stress-induced vowel quality variation. In some languages the effect is very salient, resulting in a smaller vowel inventory in unstressed syllables and stress-conditioned rule-governed vowel alternations within paradigms (phonological vowel reduction). Other languages exhibit only slight phonetic variation between vowels in stressed and unstressed syllables (phonetic vowel reduction). Regarding the latter, two main hypotheses of how prosodic prominence affects vowel production have been proposed. Based on experimental data from Germanic languages, their empirical basis is still rather limited. A deeper understanding of the effects of prosodic prominence on vowels requires careful experimentation on an expanded set of languages. This dissertation investigates the effects of lexical stress and intonational pitch accent on vowel production in Spanish and Catalan. Although closely related, these languages differ importantly in their phonology. The five Spanish vowels can appear in stressed and unstressed syllables. In Central Catalan, however, seven stressed vowels alternate with only three unstressed vowels. Comparing these languages allows us to observe how the existence of phonological vowel reduction conditions the operation of phonetic reduction. Stress-induced vowel centralization or reduction has sometimes been attributed to decreased vowel duration in weak prosodic positions. Thus, the role of duration is further investigated by manipulating speech rate. The results show that in both languages vowels produced at faster rate are shorter and less peripheral than those produced at normal rate. Interestingly, the effects of stress differ in these languages. For Catalan, unstressed vowels are shorter and more centralized than stressed vowels. On the other hand, Spanish speakers exhibit individual effects of stress, suggesting that the use of vowel quality to signal stress is not conventionalized. In addition, in Catalan, the presence of a prenuclear accent in a broad focus utterance does not affect vowel quality or duration of lexically stressed vowels. Yet, lexically unstressed vowels are longer and have more extreme vowel formants under emphatic accent. This dissertation provides a comprehensive description of prosodic effects on vowel production in Catalan and Spanish, hence contributing to a body of cross-linguistic research dealing with the influence of prosody at the segmental level. Advisors/Committee Members: Hualde, Jose Ignacio (advisor), Hualde, Jose Ignacio (Committee Chair), Cole, Jennifer S. (committee member), Escobar, Anna Maria (committee member), Shih, Chilin (committee member), Shosted, Ryan K. (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Phonetic Vowel Reduction; Catalan; Spanish; Vowel Quality; Hyperarticulation

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APA (6th Edition):

Nadeu Rota, M. (2013). The effects of lexical stress, intonational pitch accent, and speech rate on vowel quality in Catalan and Spanish. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45547

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nadeu Rota, Marianna. “The effects of lexical stress, intonational pitch accent, and speech rate on vowel quality in Catalan and Spanish.” 2013. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Accessed August 06, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45547.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nadeu Rota, Marianna. “The effects of lexical stress, intonational pitch accent, and speech rate on vowel quality in Catalan and Spanish.” 2013. Web. 06 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Nadeu Rota M. The effects of lexical stress, intonational pitch accent, and speech rate on vowel quality in Catalan and Spanish. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2013. [cited 2020 Aug 06]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45547.

Council of Science Editors:

Nadeu Rota M. The effects of lexical stress, intonational pitch accent, and speech rate on vowel quality in Catalan and Spanish. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/45547

2. Holguin Mendoza, Claudia. Language, gender, and identity construction: sociolinguistic dynamics in the borderlands.

Degree: PhD, 0307, 2011, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign

This dissertation research analyzes the construction of identity through language in a variety of three social networks of young Mexican women on the U.S.-Mexico border of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. My results show stylistic variation through the use of different, specific discourse markers in both Spanish and English, English borrowings and code-switching, other lexical elements from popular Spanish, and specific patterns of intonation. These linguistic variants are utilized by young women as indexes of social meaning and reproduce emergent plural identities that reflect regional, national and international ideologies, specifically racial, gendered, and sexual hierarchies. In this way my results bring to the foreground how stylistic variation through language use is intimately bound to social distinctiveness at the individual level while at the same time linked to specific social networks that depend not only on local but global ideologies as well. The formation of these identities shows how current stereotypes in linguistic communities are expressed through their language use. Moreover, these realizations indicate that these are not discrete identities, but instead are produced as part of a plural identity that is gendered and conforms to post colonial parameters of race and ethnicity in Mexico. Hence, my research draws attention to the connections between micro and macro symbolic sources that function as frameworks for language variation among these different social networks based on people???s relationships. My study also uncovers how these plural gendered ethnic identities are recreated by speakers through language within a particular ideological bilingual border setting; that should no longer be seen as a periphery at the margins of two countries where locals ???betray??? their national identities, but rather as a socioeconomic and political center within neoliberalism and globalization. Advisors/Committee Members: Escobar, Anna Maria (advisor), Escobar, Anna Maria (Committee Chair), Hualde, Jose Ignacio (committee member), Fagyal, Zsuzsanna (committee member), Rosas, Gilberto (committee member), Willis, Erik (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: Identity construction; border; gender; Juarez; Mexico; ethnicity

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APA (6th Edition):

Holguin Mendoza, C. (2011). Language, gender, and identity construction: sociolinguistic dynamics in the borderlands. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2142/26282

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Holguin Mendoza, Claudia. “Language, gender, and identity construction: sociolinguistic dynamics in the borderlands.” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. Accessed August 06, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2142/26282.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Holguin Mendoza, Claudia. “Language, gender, and identity construction: sociolinguistic dynamics in the borderlands.” 2011. Web. 06 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Holguin Mendoza C. Language, gender, and identity construction: sociolinguistic dynamics in the borderlands. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2011. [cited 2020 Aug 06]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/26282.

Council of Science Editors:

Holguin Mendoza C. Language, gender, and identity construction: sociolinguistic dynamics in the borderlands. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/26282

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