El efecto del ge?nero del hablante en la aspiracio?n de /s/ en el espan?ol de Barranquilla, Colombia

by Kiely, Kristin A..

Abstract (Summary)
El efecto del género del hablante en la aspiración de /s/ en el español de Barranquilla, Colombia by Kristin A. Kiely This study deals with the effect of gender of the speaker on the rate of retention and aspiration of the /s/ in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. The hypothesis of this study is that the women of Barranquilla are going to retain the /s/ more than the men, who will prefer aspiration. There are many variables that can have an effect on the use of retention versus aspiration, i.e. age, social class, word position, and style of speech. Therefore it is important to include these variables in the study so as to rule out their effect. In the end, the women of Barranquilla retained the /s/ more than the men and more than they aspirated. On the other hand, the men preferred aspiration more than any other variant.
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:spanish language linguistics aspiration colombia


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