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Dr Sam Kirkham


Sam Kirkham

County South

Lancaster University


Lancaster LA1 4YL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1524 5 94577

Location: C44

Web: http://www.samkirkham.com

Research overview

Acoustic and articulatory phonetics, sociophonetics, laboratory phonology, language variation and change

PhD supervision

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 social meanings of phonetic variation in ethnically diverse communities. I also work on articulatory sociophonetics, examining sociophonetic variation using tools such as EPG, EMA and ultrasound.

Current Teaching

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)

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