People

Members

Dr Kathleen McCarthy

Dr Kathleen McCarthy

Lab Director

Early phonological acquisition, first and second language acquisition, speech perception and production, bilingualism, acoustic-phonetics

Dr Adib Mehrabi

Dr Adib Mehrabi

Lab Manager

Vocal imitation and analysis, query by vocalisation, audio signal processing, machine learning, statistical modelling

Dr Adam Chong

Dr Adam Chong

Phonological acquisition and processing, prosody and intonational phonology, speech perception

Dr Esther de Leeuw

Dr Esther de Leeuw

Multilingualism, bilingualism, L1 attrition, L2 acquisition, phonetics, phonology

Prof Jenny Cheshire

Prof Jenny Cheshire

Sociolinguistics: Language Variation and Change, Language Contact, Conversational Narrative, Spoken Language: Syntactic and Discourse Struct

Dr Hazel Pearson

Dr Hazel Pearson

Formal semantics and pragmatics, cross-linguistic semantics, philosophy of language, psycholinguistics

Rosie Oxbury

Rosie Oxbury

Sociophonetics, language variation and change, speech production, bilingualism, dialect acquisition, vowels & diphthongs

Collaborators

Dr Sam Kirkham

Dr Sam Kirkham

Acoustic and articulatory phonetics, sociophonetics, bilingualism, vocal tract imaging

Prof Katrin Skoruppa

Prof Katrin Skoruppa

Language learning, language disorders, phonological acquisition, hearing impairment, multilingualism

Prof Paul Iverson

Prof Paul Iverson

Plasticity for speech perception, accent processing, language learning, music perception

Dr Bronwen Evans

Dr Bronwen Evans

Sociophonetics, experimental phonetics, speech perception, second language learning, development of phonetic perception

Prof Phaedra Royle

Prof Phaedra Royle

Linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, dysphasia, neurolinguistics

Dr Linnaea Stockall

Dr Linnaea Stockall

Morpho-syntax, morpho-semantics

Prof Devyani Sharma

Prof Devyani Sharma

Sociolinguistics, bilingualism, English dialects, language change, accent variation

Alumni

Grace White

Grace White

Sociolinguistics, language contact, language and identity, and sociophonetics.

Dr Shivonne Gates

Dr Shivonne Gates

Adolescent language and standard language ideology, language and ethnicity in the UK, stylistic variation and sociophonetics