William Peralta

PhD Linguistics and English Language

  • Linguistics and English Language
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details

Address

Street

Dugald Stewart Building

City
3 Charles Street, Edinburgh
Post code
EH8 9AD

Qualifications

2014-2017: Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours and the University Medal) in Linguistics, The University of Sydney.

  • Dissertation title - "Sequential Phonologisation: A perceptual study of tonogenesis in Kurtöp"

2018-Present: Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics and English Language, The University of Edinburgh.

  • Project - "The emergence and evolution of linguistic tone"

Research summary

Phonetics, Phonology, Tonology, Tonogenesis, Tonoexodus, Historical sound change, Japanese pragmatics, Bilingualism, Linguistic typology, the languages of Asia.

Current research interests

The interaction between perception and production in historical sound change. Acoustic correlates of tone and the description of tonal categories.

Papers delivered

2018: "Tonogenesis: the perception of tone and the role of place of articulation in Kurtöp" - TAL (Sixth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages), Beuth University, Berlin.