Dr Adam Chong

Lab Director (2022-2023)

Phonological acquisition and processing, prosody and intonational phonology, speech perception

Dr Esther de Leeuw

Lab Director (on leave)

Multilingualism, bilingualism, L1 attrition, L2 acquisition, phonetics, phonology

Dr Rémi Lamarque

Linguistics Labs Manager

Rule emergence, productivity, and convergence in morphology/phonology

Dr Kathleen McCarthy

Early phonological acquisition, first and second language acquisition, speech perception and production, bilingualism, acoustic-phonetics

Dr. Rana Almbark

Experimental phonology, second language acquisition, sociophonetics, acoustic-phonetics.

Dr Sophie Holmes-Elliott

Sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, language change, language acquisition.

Prof Devyani Sharma

Sociolinguistics, bilingualism, English dialects, language change, accent variation


Chiara Ardoino

PhD Student

Language variation and contact-induced change; language ideology and coherence; Martinican French and Creole

Marc Barnard

PhD Student

Sociolinguistics, sociophonetics, perception, production, dialects of French

Scott Kunkel

PhD Student

Speech perception, phonetic variation, bidialectalism, language attitudes, dialects of French

Sora (Heng) Yin

PhD Student

Research interests: Phonological acquisition, lexical acquisition, language variation and change, speech perception

Daniel Price

Daniel Price

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Student Research Bursary Recipient

Francesca Ziegler

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Student Research Bursary Recipient

Melissa Chia

Melissa Chia

Research Assistant

BA-SRG Funded Research Assistant (Singapore)

Adelle Lee

Adelle Lee

Research Assistant

BA-SRG Funded Research Assistant (Singapore)

Wesley Lincoln

Wesley Lincoln

Research Assistant

BA-SRG Funded Research Assistant (Singapore)


Dr. Scott Lewis

PhD Student

ultrasound, phonetic drift, bidialectalism, longitudinal studies, AAA software, R, Praat

Dr Elisa Passoni

Associate Lecturer, University of York

Japanese-English bilingualism, L1 attrition, L2 acquisition, pitch, prosody, sociophonetics, gender

Dr Nathan Young

Lecturer, Stockholm Uni. / Post-doc. Fellow, Uni. of Oslo

Forced alignment, multiethnolect, prosody, sociophonetics, Swedish

Dr Rosie Oxbury

Data Scientist, Food Standards Agency UK

Sociophonetics, language variation and change, speech production, bilingualism, dialect acquisition, vowels & diphthongs

Dr Karen Beaman

Post-doc. Fellow, U. Tübingen

Sociolinguistic variation and language change, sociophonetic and morphosyntactic focus, lectal coherence, German dialectology (Swabian)

Dr. Matthew Hunt

Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Southampton

Vittoria Moresco

MA Student

Executive control, speech, cognition, bilingualism, phonetics

Aurela Tusha

MA Student

Albanian, L1 attrition, phonology, phonetics

Miriam Tenderini

PhD Student

Emotion, bilingualism, music psychology, EEG (event-related potentials)


Prof Phaedra Royle

Linguistics, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, dysphasia, neurolinguistics

Prof Karsten Steinhauer

Psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, event-related brain potentials (ERPs), speech and music processing

Dr Linnaea Stockall

Morpho-syntax, morpho-semantics

Dr Tiina Eilola

bilingualism, music cognition, psycholinguistics, emotional representation in bilinguals

Dr Enkeleida Kapia

Albanian, syntax, prosody, speech perception, speech production, language acquisition

Dr Erez Levon

Sociolinguistics, gender & sexuality, language style, indexicality, social cognition, intersectionality, Israel, South Africa

Dr Adib Mehrabi

Vocal imitation and analysis, query by vocalisation, audio signal processing, machine learning, statistical modelling

Dr Lazaridou-Chatzigoga

Formal and experimental semantics and pragmatics, psycholinguistics, first and second language acquisition

Dr Marcus Pearce

music cognition, statistical learning, prediction, empirical aesthetics

Dr Zoe Adams

perception, attitudes, accent stereotyping, and persuasive communication, PsychoPy, R

Dr Qian Luo

Phonetics, phonology, tones

Former Visitors

Dr Sarah Knight

Cognitive contributions to speech-in-noise perception; vocal trait judgements; speech rhythm

Celia Gorba Masip

PhD Student

Spanish, L1 attrition, speech perception, speech production, bilingualism

Dr Danielle Turton

Ultrasound tongue imaging, phonetics, phonology, variationist sociolinguistics and quantitative methods

Dr Eri Iwagami