Regional and Social Variation in Scottish T-glottaling

Lauren Hall-Lew, Nina Markl, Brandon Papineau, Matthew Sung

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Abstract / Description of output

T-glottaling is a well-studied variable in UK English and a well-known feature of Scottish varieties. Speaker age, gender, social class, and formality of talk are typical social predictors (e.g., Stuart-Smith 1999; Schleef 2013). Some have posited that the glottal variant may have been innovated in Scotland separately from in Southern England (Schleef 2013; Smith & Holmes-Elliott 2018). To explore the constraints on glottal realization, as well as this polygenetic hypothesis, we consider variation within Scotland. While Stuart-Smith (1999) identified differences within Glasgow according to social class, we consider differences within Scotland according to region and formality.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2019
EventUKLVC 2019 - QMUL, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sept 20195 Sept 2019


ConferenceUKLVC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • variation
  • sociolinguistics
  • Scotland
  • English
  • Scots
  • phonetics
  • phonology
  • regional variation
  • social class
  • youtube


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