Lauren Hall-Lew



Undergraduate: University of Arizona (BA in Linguistics, minor in Psychology, 2002, summa cum laude)

Postgraduate: Stanford University (PhD in Linguistics, 2009)

Previous post: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford

Undergraduate teaching

From 2020-2022:

I am Course Organiser for LASC08018: Phonetic Analysis and Empirical Methods (Prehonours, Semester 1)

I also teach on LASC10102: Language Variation and Change (Honours/MSc, Semester 2)

and I run a seminar as part of LASC10112: Guided Research in Linguistics and English Language B (Honours/MSc, Semester 2)

Postgraduate teaching

In 2021-2022, I am Course Organiser for LASC11152: Sociolinguistic Research Design (MSc, Semester 1)

I also convene the Sociolinguistics Reading Group and the LVC Research Group.


Open to PhD supervision enquiries?


Current PhD students supervised

Past PhD students supervised

  • Zac Boyd
  • Zuzana Elliott
  • Ruth Friskney
  • Daniel Lawrence
  • Ifigenia Papageorgiou

Research summary

sociolinguistics; sociophonetics; phonetic methods; English variation and change; language and ethnicity; language and tourism

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In the press

Race.ED podcast episode: "Dominant Speech: the Category of 'Race' in Sociolinguistics"