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Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark give invited talk at the Poznan Linguistics Meeting

2 May 2011

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark give an invited paper at the workshop on 'Experimental Approaches to Sociolinguistics', being held at the Poznan Linguistics Meeting in May 2011. See here for the programme:http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/2011/PLM2011_ProgrammeThe talk is entitled: 'Change point analysis and language attitudes: measuring reactions to regional variation in real-time', and reports some early results from the ESRC funded project 'Phonological levelling, diffusion and divergence in Liverpool and its hinterland'.

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark give paper at the 'Variation and Language Processing' Conference

11 April 2011

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark give a paper at the first 'Variation and Language Processing' conference (VaLP2011), being held at the University of Chester. See here for the programme:http://sites.google.com/site/valp2011/programme.The talk is entitled: 'Capturing listeners' real-time reactions to local and supra local linguistic features', and reports some early results from the ESRC funded project 'Phonological levelling, diffusion and divergence in Liverpool and its hinterland'.

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark give invited talk at Sheffield Hallam

29 March 2011

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark give invited talk at Sheffield Hallam's Language Seminar Series, entitled:"Sociolinguistics, salience & statistics: some new directions in language attitudes research"The talk will cover some recent results of the ESRC funded project Phonological levelling, diffusion and divergence in Liverpool and its hinterland. For more information about the project, see here:http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/phono_levelling/index.htm

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark present a talk at NWAV39

3 November 2010

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark presented a talk called 't-to-r in British English: on frequency, constructions and sociolinguistics' at the New Ways of Analysing Variation conference (NWAV) in San Antonio, Texas. The talk present some results from the current research project on the accent of Liverpool and its hinterland, which is funded by the ESRC.

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark give invited talk at University of York

1 November 2010

Kevin Watson and Lynn Clark gavea guest lectureat the University of York. The talk was called 'Sociolinguistic and cognitive linguistic approaches to northern English t-to-r', and the focus wasthe phenomenon in which /t/ can be pronounced as [r] (e.g. 'gerrof', 'shurrup') in certain northern English dialects. The talk presentedpart of their ongoing research into north-western accents, a project which is funded by the ESRC.

Kevin Watson & Lynn Clark run workshop for A Level students at Stockport College

13 October 2010

Kevin Watson and Lynn Clark ran a workshop for A Level English Language students at Stockport College. The workshop was about accent variation in the north west of England, covering issues to do with prestige, phonological change, and the representation of accent in literature. The workshop also involved some preliminary results of Kevin and Lynn's current research project, funded by the ESRC.