Sam Kirkham supervises 1 postgraduate research students. Some of the students have produced research profiles, these are listed below:
I carry out research on phonetic variation. Most of my current work focuses on acoustic and articulatory variation in ethnically diverse communities and language contact contexts. I am also interested in the role of phonetics in clinical speech and language settings. My research draws upon a range of methods including acoustics, speech kinematics (ultrasound, EMA), variationist and experimental sociophonetics, and fieldwork. Some recent/current projects include:
I would be happy to receive applications in the areas of acoustic and articulatory phonetics, sociophonetics, sociolinguistics, language variation and change, and laboratory phonology. I would also be interested in hearing from people who are interested in applying sophisticated acoustic and articulatory phonetics methods to issues in sociolinguistics, clinical linguistics, and language learning. Lancaster 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.
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.
In 2014/15 I am teaching on the following courses:
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article
Project: Non-funded Project › Projects
Project: Non-funded Project › Research