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Katherine Earnshaw

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Katherine joined the University of Huddersfield in February 2016 as a Research Assistant in Forensic Speech Science. The role involves creating and developing the ESRC funded West Yorkshire Regional English Database (WYRED); which will become the largest forensically-realistic spoken corpora containing Northern British English accents.

Alongside this role, Katherine currently works for the Home Office. In the future, she intends to become a PhD candidate at the university and will use the recordings collected as part of the WYRED project to explore the best speaker discriminating components of speech.

Katherine has completed a BA (Hons) in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield and an MSc in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York


  • Forensic Speech Science
  • Using BIG Data to Understand the BIG Picture
  • Overcoming Heterogeneity in Speech for Forensic Applications

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Research Output 2018 2018

  • 1 Conference contribution

Variation in the FACE vowel across West Yorkshire: Implications for forensic speaker comparisons

Earnshaw, K. & Gold, E. 3 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of Interspeech 2018, September 2-6 2018, Hyderabad. 5 p.

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regional analysis
language change
macro level
regional difference