The role of regional variation in speech processing.
Collaborators: Robert Lennon (Lancaster University) and Bronwen G. Evans (UCL).
Funding: School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds.
Summary: This project uses eye-tracking to investigate how information about the speakers’ accent influences the time course of spoken word recognition.
- Accent comprehension and accent bias in a first and second language.
- What is accent variation and why does it matter?
- Using eye-tracking to investigate the role of regional variation in spoken word recognition.
- The role of accent variation in monolingual and bilingual speech processing.
- Processing regional accent variation: Real-time and reaction time measures.