Metal Studies

The sociophonetics of British heavy metal music: T Voicing and the FOOT-STRUT split

Drawing from Trudgill's finding that some American phonetic features are common in British pop-songs, this paper explores whether this principle applies to a genre as distinctly British (in its original form) as Heavy Metal. We worked on a database …

The sociophonetics of British heavy metal music: T Voicing and the FOOT-STRUT split

Britishness in British heavy metal: a sociophonetic perspective

Somebody’s pronunciation says a lot about who they are: geographical origins, education level, or socioeconomic background. The way we speak contains a great deal of information about our identity and how we present ourselves to the rest of the …