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Investigating British Asian accents : studies from Glasgow

By Kirsten Lambert, Farhana Alam and Jane Stuart-Smith


Despite the substantial Asian community in the\ud UK, there has been very little phonetic work on\ud British Asian accents. The complementary results\ud from two small-scale studies of Glasgow Asian\ud accent confirm the identification of Glasgow Asian\ud as an recognizable accent, identify accent features\ud particular to Glasgow Asian and not found in\ud Glaswegian more generally, and confirm their use\ud – with specific social-indexical functions – in\ud everyday speech

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