An Intraspeaker Study of /t/-glottaling in Scottish English

  • Sophia Miller


Recent sociolinguistic research suggests that the previously-stigmatised glottal replacement of /t/ has begun to appear more frequently in more standard varieties of Scots and Scottish English, as well as further south in RP. This study investigates the patterns of /t/-glottaling used by Scottish television presenter Lorraine Kelly and whether her rates of /t/-glottaling differ by interlocutor, by comparing two audio clips where she acts as interviewer and interviewee respectively. Whilst a high rate of word-final /t/-glottaling is found, there is no difference in /t/-glottaling between the two contexts, making it difficult to explain this variation through contextual social factors.

How to Cite
Miller, S. “An Intraspeaker Study of /T/-Glottaling in Scottish English”. Lifespans and Styles, Vol. 5, no. 1, Aug. 2019, pp. 16-22, doi:10.2218/ls.v5i1.2019.3115.