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

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

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.

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.

The role of regional variation in speech processing.

Dates: 2018-2022 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.

The role of social factors in bilingual speech processing: the case of Galician New Speakers

It has long been debated whether speech processing remains flexible in adulthood. This thesis contributes to our understanding of this question by investigating bilingual speech development in a naturalistic setting. Galician ‘new speakers’ …