Professor Claire NancePersonal Chair
My research involves sociolinguistics, phonetics, laboratory phonology. In particular, I focus on the Celtic languages, especially Scottish Gaelic. I consider the phonetic and social implications of bilingualism and have extensively investigated the context of minority langauge revitalisation in Scotland. Other research interests include rising intonation in Glasgow Gaelic and Liverpool English, as well as ultrasound tongue imaging. My ultrasound research so far has considered tongue root contrasts in Twi and Ghanaian English, as well as palatalisation contrasts in Gaelic sonorants.
PhD Supervision Interests
I welcome PhD applications in sociophonetics, bilingualism, phonetics, minority languages, north-west Englishes, prosody and minority languages.
01/02/2022 → 26/05/2023
Intonational variation in North West England
01/07/2014 → 30/04/2016
Ultrasound tongue imaging of language contact varieties
01/06/2014 → …
Acquisition of Gaelic phonetics and phonology
01/01/1900 → …
Oral histories and sociolinguistics
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar
Accent and dialect in Greater Manchester
- Phonetics Lab