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Chapter 26

Jennifer Price

Part II, Section on Mass communication and technologies
26. Old news: Rethinking language change through Australian broadcast speech
Description: Explanatory text accompanied by sound files

The accompanying sound files provide short phrases containing the FACE diphthong to support Figures 1 and 2 in the chapter contribution entitled ‘Old news: Rethinking language change through Australian broadcast speech’.

Files labelled “GM 1958 phrase.wav” and “GM 2005 phrase.wav” containing the phrase . . . yesterday paid forty-four thousand pounds . . . show that speaker GM has not altered his Cultivated Australian accent for FACE between 1958 and 2005.

Files labelled “TT 1983 phrase.wav” and “TT 2006 phrase.wav” containing the phrase . . . it’s decided to phase down between now and 1992 . . . show that speaker TT has maintained his General Australian accent for FACE between 1983 and 2006.

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