Dr Claire Nance


Research Overview

My research involves phonetics, laboratory phonology, and sociolinguistics. In particular, I focus on the Celtic languages, especially Scottish Gaelic. For more information see my website.

Dialect variation in formant dynamics: The acoustics of lateral and vowel sequences in Manchester and Liverpool English
Kirkham, S., Nance, C., Littlewood, B., Lightfoot, K., Groarke, E. 28/02/2019 In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 145, 784, p. 784–794. 11 p.
Journal article

Bilingual language exposure and the peer group: Acquiring phonetics and phonology in Gaelic Medium Education
Nance, C.L. 14/02/2019 In: International Journal of Bilingualism.
Journal article

Studying intonation in varieties of English: Gender and individual variation in Liverpool
Nance, C., Kirkham, S., Groarke, E. 6/02/2018 In: Sociolinguistics in England. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 275-296. 22 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Nance, C., Kirkham, S. 5/02/2018 In: English Language. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 29-41. 13 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Linguistic innovation among Glasgow Gaelic new speakers
Nance, C.L. 2018 In: New speakers of minority languages. London : Palgrave Macmillan
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

An acoustic-articulatory study of bilingual vowel production: advanced tongue root vowels in Twi and tense/lax vowels in Ghanaian English
Kirkham, S., Nance, C. 05/2017 In: Journal of Phonetics. 62, p. 65-81. 17 p.
Journal article

Identity, accent aim, and motivation in second language users: new Scottish Gaelic speakers’ use of phonetic variation
Nance, C.L., McLeod, W., O'Rourke, B., Dunmore, S. 04/2016 In: Journal of Sociolinguistics. 20, 2, p. 164-191. 28 p.
Journal article

‘New’ Scottish Gaelic speakers in Glasgow: a phonetic study of language revitalisation
Nance, C. 09/2015 In: Language in Society. 44, 4, p. 553-579. 27 p.
Journal article

Intonational variation and change in Scottish Gaelic
Nance, C. 06/2015 In: Lingua. 160, p. 1-19. 19 p.
Journal article

Intonational variation in Liverpool English
Nance, C., Kirkham, S., Groarke, E. 2015 In: Proceedings of the XVIII International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow : University of Glasgow 5 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Phonetic variation in Scottish Gaelic laterals
Nance, C. 11/2014 In: Journal of Phonetics. 47, p. 1-17. 17 p.
Journal article

Review of 'Joan Beal, Lourdes Burbano-Elizondo and Carman Llamas. 2012. Urban North-Eastern English: Tyneside to Teesside. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press'
Nance, C. 2014 In: English World-Wide. 35, 2, 4 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Pre-aspiration and post-aspiration in Scottish Gaelic stop consonants
Nance, C., Stuart-Smith, J. 08/2013 In: Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 43, 2, p. 129-152. 24 p.
Journal article

Phonetic variation, sound change, and identity in Scottish Gaelic
Nance, C. 2013 University of Glasgow. 283 p.
Doctoral Thesis

Pre-aspiration in Lewis Gaelic stop consonants
Nance, C., Stuart-Smith, J. 2013 In: Proceedings of Rannsachadh na Gàidhlig VI. Aberdeen : Aberdeen University Press p. 275-289. 15 p.
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

High back vowels in Scottish Gaelic
Nance, C. 2011
Conference contribution/Paper