18 October 2018
While collecting data on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Claire Nance featured on BBC Alba to talk about her research.

Speaking in Scottish Gaelic in the TV interview, Claire explains how she is using Lancaster Phonetics Lab’s state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment to track how Gaelic speakers produce certain speech sounds.

Claire travelled to the Isle of Lewis to ask native Scottish Gaelic speakers to wear the ultrasound headset (as demonstrated in the TV interview) and they then read aloud a sequence of words. Using ultrasound means that we can track the tongue’s movements during speech production to further our knowledge of the language’s sound system, as well as the spoken variation among Scottish Gaelic speakers.

See the BBC news website article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/naidheachdan/46042642

BBC Alba tv segment: https://www.bbc.co.uk/naidheachdan/46052144