Research Output

Academic Presentations

December 2011: ‘Attrition in the dialects of the Scottish fishing communities’. Forum for Research on the Languages of Scotland and Ulster 2011, University of Aberdeen.

September 2011: ‘The role of sociophonology in sociolinguistic investigation’. UKLVC 2011, Edge Hill University.

April 2011: ‘The development of intrusive-r in variably-rhotic East Lancashire English’. VaLP 2011 – Variation and Language Processing: from experimental pragmatics to sound change, University of Chester. [Awarded the conference prize for Best Student Paper]

April 2010: ‘Why do some apparently rhotic speakers in East Lancashire produce intrusive-r?’ Fourth Northern Englishes Workshop, University of Sheffield.

December 2009: ‘Why do some apparently rhotic speakers in East Lancashire produce intrusive-r?’ English Language Research Group, University of Edinburgh.

June 2009: ‘Lancashire English’. Guest lecture given on the postgraduate seminar series on English Linguistics in the Faculty of Philology and History at the University of Augsburg.

May 2009: ‘I like spontaneous speech data and I like standardised elicitation task data, but which is better? There’s only one way to find out…’ LEL Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh.

May 2009: ‘The meister-builder: generative processes in nickname formation’. LEL Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh (with Remco Knooihuizen and Lauren Stewart).

May 2009: ‘Rhoticity and r-sandhi in East Lancashire English’. Invited talk at the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics, The University of Sheffield

April 2008: ‘“We would say ‘a bit Gretnarish’ and we’d put an r in”: rhoticity and r-sandhi in East Lancashire speech’. LEL Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh.

July 2007: ‘Is word-frequency a factor in phonological demergers? The sociophonology of SQUARE and NURSE in Lancashire English’. Second International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Toulouse le Mirail (with Patrick Honeybone and Graeme Trousdale).

March 2007: ‘“You are now in Salford”: the spread of a SQUARE/NURSE contrast in Greater Manchester’. Second Northern Englishes Workshop, University of Edinburgh.

June 2006: ‘The Exhalations Whizzing In The…Er? square and nurse in Lancashire English’. LANGUE Conference, University of Essex.

April 2006: ‘The Exhalations Whizzing In The Air: SQUARE and NURSE in Lancashire English’. LEL Postgraduate Conference, Edinburgh.

February 2006: ‘The SQUARE-NURSE Merger in Lancashire English’. English Language Research Group, University of Edinburgh.

December 2005: ‘NURSE-SQUARE research project’. Language in Context Research Group, University of Edinburgh.