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Dr Sam Kirkham


Sam Kirkham

Lancaster University

County South



Tel: +44 1524 5 94577

Research overview

My research interests include acoustic and articulatory phonetics, sociolinguistics, and laboratory phonology. I am particularly interested in varieties that are the outcome of language contact and bilingualism. Current projects include

  • Phonetic and phonological transfer in bilinguals
  • Ultrasound study of ATR vowels in Twi and Ghanaian English (with Claire Nance, Lancaster)
  • Articulatory correlates of liquid contrasts (with Jessica Wormald, JP French Associates)
  • Intonational phonology of Liverpool and Manchester English (with Claire Nance, Lancaster)
  • Phonetic description of Dutch Burgher English (with Luke Harding & Claire Nance, Lancaster)

PhD supervision

I am happy to consider students who would like to do research in the following areas: sociophonetics, phonetics, laboratory phonology, speech articulation, bilingualism, language contact.

Current Teaching

I teach on the following courses:

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

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