Dr Michael Ramsammy
Room 3.03, Dugald Stewart Building
- 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
- Post code
- EH8 9AD
My office is 3.03 in Dugald Stewart Building. I don't have set weekly office hours. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment. I can also be contacted via Skype (particularly for deaf BSL users) by prior arrangement.
- LASC11089 Introduction to Phonology (MSc)
- LASC10093 Sign Language Linguistics
- LASC10089 Current Issues in Phonology
- LASC10046 Historical Phonology
- LASC08019 English in Time and Space (LEL2C)
- LASC08022 Linguistics and English Language 1A (LEL1A)
I'm the programme director for the MSc in Linguistics (see here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/postgraduate/degrees/index.php?r=site/view&id=908). Please get in touch if you have any enquiries about this programme.
Open to PhD supervision enquiries?
Areas of interest for supervision
I'm happy to supervise PhD and MSc projects that align in some way with my research interests. Below is a list of titles of some dissertations and theses that I've supervised in recent years. Potential students should feel free to contact me directly to discuss research supervision with me.
Recent dissertation/thesis titles:
- The Realness: style-shifting in drag performance
- The acquisition of /l/-darkening by Spanish-English bilinguals
- The effect of iconicity on L2 acquisition of British Sign Language
- I see what you did there. Iconicity aids the acquisition of signs in the gestural modality.
- To what extent does Kazakh have rounding harmony?
- Assessing the consistency of /l/-vocalisation between Mandarin and British English speakers.
- Speaking Mandarin with a Gang-Tai accent: a production study on segmental and prosodic errors of Mandarin spoken by Hong Kong Cantonese speakers.
- Investigating native speakers' attitudes toward typical features of Chinese-accented English.
- Attitudes to English in Philippine beauty pageants.
Current PhD students supervised
I have a broad range of interests in Linguistics. These include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Experimental and theoretical phonology
- Articulatory and acoustic phonetics
- Sign language linguistics, with a focus on BSL
- Dialectology, with a focus on Portuguese and Spanish
- Caribbean Creole Englishes, especially Guyanese Creole English
- Historical Romance and Germanic linguistics
- Phonological change, especially the life cycle of phonological processes
- Sociophonetics, language variation and language attitudes