English Language and Linguistics
Sociolinguistics, phonetics, language and identity, language variation, ethnicity, ethnography
PhD Supervision Interests
I would be happy to receive applications in the areas of sociolinguistics, phonetics, sociophonetics, language variation and change, ethnography, linguistic anthropology.
I joined Lancaster as Lecturer in Sociophonetics in 2012. I'm a member of Lancaster University Phonetics Lab and the Language Variation and Change Research Group. I'm also a member of the NCUB's 50 Under 30 Network. Visit my personal website for further information and downloads.
I work in the areas of sociophonetics, sociolinguistics, laboratory phonology, and linguistic anthropology. My PhD was a sociophonetic ethnography of language and identity in a multiethnic community in Sheffield, UK. I'm particularly interested in language and ethnicity in urban contexts.
In 2014/15 I am teaching on the following courses:
- LING102 English Language
- LING223 English Phonetics
- LING327 Advanced English Phonetics
- LING416 Sociophonetics
Kirkham, S. & Moore, E. 2013 The Handbook of Language Variation and Change. Chambers, J. K. & Schilling, N. (eds.). 2nd ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 277-296 20 p.
Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings › Chapter
Kirkham, S. 2011 Proceedings of the XVII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. p. 1102-1105 4 p.
Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings › Paper
Kirkham, S. 08/2011 In: Language and Literature. 20, 3, p. 201-217 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article
Funded by Lancaster University Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences ... Read more»
Funded by Arts & Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award in Linguistics (£50,040) ... Read more»
State-of-the-art research equipment is being acquired for the Lancaster Linguistics Research Lab. Lancaster University is funding the acquisition of new kit to the value of £87,000. The Phonetics Lab ... Read more»
Sam Kirkham is plenary speaker at the New Researchers Forum in Linguistics at the University of Manchester, 2-3 November 2012. His talk is titled 'The nature of phonetic variation in multiethnic commu ... Read more»