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English Language and Linguistics

Dr Sam Kirkham

Dr Sam Kirkham

Lecturer

County South
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YL


Tel: +44 1524 5 94577
Location: C44
Web: http://www.samkirkham.com

I carry out research in phonetics and sociolinguistics. I am interested in the social meaning of phonetic variation, acoustic-articulatory variation in accents of English, and the dynamics of speech production. I have recently worked on projects investigating phonetic variation amongst adolescents in Sheffield; ultrasound tongue imaging of /l/ and /r/ in British Asian English; and intonational variation in the north west of England.

PhD Supervision Interests

I would be happy to receive applications in the areas of acoustic and articulatory phonetics, sociophonetics, speech production, and language variation and change. Lancaster also has a well-equipped Phonetics Lab with facilities for acoustic analysis, speech perception, and articulatory measurement (including electromagnetic articulography, ultrasound, electropalatography, aerodynamics), which is available for use by postgraduate students in this research area.

Profile

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, as well as the NCUB's 50 Under 30 Network. Visit my personal website for further information and downloads.

Current Teaching

In 2014/15 I am teaching on the following courses:

  • LING102 English Language
  • LING223 English Phonetics
  • LING327 Advanced English Phonetics
  • LING416 Sociophonetics

2013

Adolescence

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/ProceedingsChapter

2011

The acoustics of coronal stops in British Asian English

Kirkham, S. 2011 Proceedings of the XVII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. p. 1102-1105 4 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Personal style and epistemic stance in classroom discussion

Kirkham, S. 08/2011 In: Language and Literature. 20, 3, p. 201-217 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

 

 

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