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Dr Sam Kirkham

Lecturer

Sam Kirkham

Lancaster University

County South

LA1 4YL

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 5 94577

Research overview

My research interests include acoustic and articulatory phonetics, language variation and change, sociolinguistics, and laboratory phonology. 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 Jess Wormald, JP French Associates)
  • Intonational phonology in Liverpool and Manchester (with Claire Nance & Kate Lightfoot, 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, contact languages.

Current Teaching

I teach on the following courses:

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

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