Time to put the name of this blog to use! You may recall that one of my motivations for calling this “vocalized/vocalised” is because of my interest in L-vocalization across varieties of English. That interest is presently taking the form of an online speech perception survey, available to anyone who considers themselves a “linguist” — anyone with any linguistic training, regardless of native language or dialect. The survey takes roughly 20 minutes (probably less), and if you’re reading this you’re invited to participate:
Some linguists insist that they can’t ‘hear’ vocalization, and if that’s you, please don’t let that stop you from taking the survey! That’s part of what we’re interested in looking at.
Thanks in advance for your time and help! Check back here for details on the results, or come in person to see my talk (with co-author Sonya Fix) on Saturday, 8 January 2011, at the Linguistics Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh, PA.