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I am a sociophonetician with interests in variation and change in English accents and dialects.

My PhD examined levelling of traditional accent features in former coalfield communities in County Durham in the North East of England.

I am currently engaged in two research projects exploring functions of tone in Cameroon Pidgin English and speech patterns in the Afro-Caribbean community who live in the East Midlands of England.

I teach modules related to sociolinguistics and phonetics and phonology. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

Research Expertise and Interests

  • sociolinguistics
  • sociophonetics
  • phonetics
  • accent
  • dialect
  • variation and change


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