Affricate /c/ in an Immigrant Community


  • Mariadelaluz Matus-Mendoza Drexel University


Drawing on variationist methodology and migration studies, this paper analyzes the speech of a minority group in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The study aims to determine the linguistic and extralinguistic constraints of the realizations of the dependent variable /c/, a voiceless affricate [c] and a voiceless fricative [s], in this population. The variable seems to act as a social marker.



How to Cite

Matus-Mendoza, M. (2005). Affricate /c/ in an Immigrant Community. Papers from the Annual Meetings of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association (PAMAPLA) ACTES DES COLLOQUES ANNUELS DE L’ASSOCIATION DE LINGUISTIQUE DES PROVINCES ATLANTIQUES (ACAALPA)., 28, 73–81. Retrieved from

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II. Papers on Other Topics / Communications sur d'autres thèmes