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Roy Alderton

Research student

Roy Alderton

C03 County South Lancaster University Bailrigg Lancaster LA1 4YL


United Kingdom

Research Interests

My main research interest is sociophonetics. I am particularly interested in accents of English - specifically how people's attitudes to accents differ, how they perceive phonetic features and how this relates to their own speech production.

I am also interested in topics in phonetics, sociolinguistics and language variation and change more generally, including dialectology, folk linguistics, grammatical variation, auditory and acoustic phonetics, and sounds of the world's languages.

I am a member of Lancaster's Phonetics Lab research group.

Thesis Title

Salience and social meaning in speech production and perception (provisional title)

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Current Teaching

Lent Term 2017-18:

LING221 - Sounds of the World's Languages

LING401 - Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language


I have previously taught on the following modules:

LING223 - English Phonetics

LING325 - Topics in Phonetic and Phonological Theory

LING327 - Advanced English Phonetics

Additional Information

I am the media equipment assistant for the Department of Linguistics and English Language. Staff and students who would like to borrow equipment for linguistic projects may get in touch with me to arrange a loan. The media office is located in C03, County South.

For more information about my research and other academic activities, please see my personal website.