Date: 4 September 2009
Kevin Watson and Paul Kerswill have been awarded funding by the ESRC for a three-year project exploring phonological variation and change in the north-west of England. The project is called 'Phonological levelling, diffusion and divergence in Liverpool and its hinterland', and will begin in January 2010.
Associated staff: Paul Kerswill, Kevin Watson
Associated departments and research centres: Language Variation and Change, Language Variation and Linguistic Theory (LVLT), Linguistics and English Language
Keywords: Corpora and sociolinguistics/discourse, English phonetics, Language change, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Sociophonetics