English Language and Linguistics
Acoustic and articulatory phonetics, sociophonetics, laboratory phonology, language variation and change
PhD Supervision Interests
I would be happy to receive applications in the areas of phonetics, sociophonetics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, laboratory phonology, and accent variation, as well as projects that make use of the Phonetics Lab facilities. I am also happy to co-supervise research on aspects of speech processing.
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 phonetics, sociolinguistics, and laboratory phonology. My research focuses on the acoustics, articulation and sociolinguistics of phonetic variation. I'm currently working on (i) sociophonetic variation in ethnically diverse communities; and (ii) aspects of the acoustics and articulation of speech production (using electropalatography, ultrasound, aerodynamics and various kinds of signal processing).
In 2013/14 I am teaching on the following courses:
- LING102 (sounds/accents of English)
- LING203 (phonetics)
- LING306 (advanced phonetics)
- LING401 (workshop on phonetic analysis)
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»