Recent & Upcoming Talks

Accent comprehension and accent bias in a first and second language.

Processing regional accent variation: Real-time and reaction time measures.

Short vowels in Mehri, a Modern South Arabian Language: An acoustic and auditory analysis.

This paper presents an acoustic and auditory analysis of the short vowels of Mehri, a Modern South Arabian language (MSAL) spoken in Dhofar (southern Oman), eastern Yemen and parts of southern Saudi Arabia. Interest in Mehri vowels lies in the fact …

What is accent variation and why does it matter?

This talk was delivered at the Embracing Linguistic Diversity event, hosted by the Centre of Excellence in Language Teaching (CELT) and Language At Leeds. The event aimed to foster a better understanding of linguistic diversity, raise awareness of …

Vowels in Mehri.

This talk was delivered at a session on the Phonetics and Phonology of Modern South Arabian Languages. The session was part of a series of online workshop on Language and Nature in Southern Arabia organised by Janet Watson (University of Leeds), …

Using eye-tracking to investigate the role of regional variation in spoken word recognition.

Short vowels in Central Dhofari Mehri.

The role of accent variation in monolingual and bilingual speech processing.

The effect of regional variation on speech processing: evidence from an eye-tracking experiment.

Previous research in sociophonetics has shown that perceived information about the speaker affects low-level speech perception (e.g., Strand, 1999) and lexical access (e.g., Koops et al., 2008). These experiments often use pictures or words to cue a …

O papel dos factores sociais no procesamento da fala bilingüe.