Sociophonetic processing

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 …

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 …

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.