Linguistic diversity and accent bias in Higher Education and beyond.

Dates: 2023-2024

Funding: Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship

Summary: “This project aims to develop sustainable initiatives to celebrate linguistic diversity and tackle accent-based inequalities in different sectors, starting from Higher Education. Initiatives include a University-wide survey of University of Leeds students' experiences of accent-based disadvantages, and developing context-specific solutions in partnership with the Leeds University Union, EDI teams, and Higher Education institutions.”

Gisela Tomé Lourido
Gisela Tomé Lourido
Lecturer in Sociophonetics

Gisela Tomé Lourido is a Lecturer in Sociophonetics in the Linguistics and Phonetics department at the University of Leeds.