PhD theses in Phonetics and Phonology from Edinburgh
Previous PhD theses in phonetics and phonology
We offer a supportive and stimulating environment for postgraduate research in almost any area of phonetics and phonology, and we are keen to encourage applications for PhD or MSc level research in the areas represented in the group. Feel free to contact any of us to discuss plans.
The following is a selection of PhD theses that have been completed by members of the Phonetics and Phonology Research Group since 2007:
Abdulrahman Alwadea (2021) 'What do disyllabic words tell us about syllable structure, vowel quality, and stress in English?'
Christopher Lewin (2020) 'Aspects of the historical phonology of Manx'
- Jade Sandstedt (2019) 'Feature specifications and contrast in vowel harmony: the orthography and phonology of Old Norwegian height harmony Norwegian'
Laura Arnold (2018) 'A Grammar of Ambel, an Austronesian language of Raja Ampat, west New Guinea'
Zuzana Elliott Slosarova (2018) 'Sociolinguistic variation among Slovak immigrants in Edinburgh, Scotland'
Soundess Azzabou-Kacem (2018) 'Stress shift in English rhythm rule environments: effects of prosodic boundary strength and stress clash types'
Misnadin (2016) 'Phonetics and phonology of the three-way laryngeal contrast in Madurese'
- Daniel Lawrence (2017) 'Sound change and social meaning: the perception and production of phonetic change in York, Northern England'
- Amanda Cardoso (2015) ‘Dialectology, Phonology, Diachrony: Liverpool English Realisations of PRICE and MOUTH'
- Marton Soskuthy (2013) 'Phonetic biases and systemic effects in the actuation of sound change'
- Tareq Maiteq (2013) 'Prosodic constituent structure and anticipatory pharyngealisation in Libyan Arabic'
- Inga McKendry (2013) 'Tonal association, prominence and prosodic structure in South-eastern Nochixtlán Mixtec'
- Penelope Thompson (2012) 'Morphologization and rule death in Old English: a Stratal Optimality Theoretic account of high vowel deletion'
- William Barras (2011) 'Sociophonology of rhoticity and r-sandhi in East Lancashire English'
- Emi Sakamoto (2011) 'Investigation of factors behind foreign accent in the L2 acquisition of Japanese lexical pitch accent by adult English speakers'
- Jennifer Sullivan (2011) 'Approaching intonational distance and change'
- Evia Kainada (2010) 'Phonetic and phonological nature of prosodic boundaries: evidence from Modern Greek'
- Timothy Mills (2009) 'Speech motor control variables in the production of voicing contrasts and emphatic accent'
- Marleen Spaargaren (2009) 'Change in obstruent laryngeal specifications in English: historical and theoretical phonology'
- Sarah Collie (2008) 'English stress preservation and Stratal Optimality Theory'
- Lukas Wiget (2008) 'Sublexical representations in auditory word recognition: evidence from lexical learning'
- Susana Cortés Pomacóndor (2007) 'Representations and transfer processes in L2 speech production: Evidence from Catalan learners of English'
- Christine Haunz (2007) 'Factors in on-line loanword adaptation'