Creaky voice: an interactional resource for indexing authority

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dc.contributor.author Hildebrand-Edgar, Nicole
dc.date.accessioned 2016-08-15T15:24:45Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2016-08-15
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7437
dc.description.abstract This project explores the social meaning potential of creaky voice using a third wave variationist approach in order to uncover what motivates speakers to deploy this vocal quality. Intraspeaker variation in the use of creak is quantitatively and qualitatively examined in case studies of one male and one female individual who come from a similar social group. In recordings from a range of casual settings, both the male and female speaker are found to use creak at similar rates, for similar purposes. However, creak is found to vary across social settings: the greater the speakers’ self-reported intimacy with their interlocutors, the lower the frequency of creak. This suggests that creaky voice is used for interactional functions, and is conditioned by conversational context. Qualitative discourse analysis of instances of creak further reveals that it has a high frequency of cooccurrence with linguistic features used for epistemic stancetaking. I suggest that creak is an interactional resource available for taking an authoritative position in interaction, especially in situations where speakers feel less intimately connected to their interlocutors. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/ *
dc.subject Language Variation and Change en_US
dc.subject Linguistics en_US
dc.subject Sociolinguistics en_US
dc.subject Voice Quality en_US
dc.subject Discourse Analysis en_US
dc.title Creaky voice: an interactional resource for indexing authority en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor D'Arcy, Alexandra F.
dc.degree.department Department of Linguistics en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0290 en_US
dc.description.proquestcode 0291 en_US

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