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Queen Mary phoneticians present at ICPhS 2019 in Melbourne


Four Queen Mary phoneticians are presenting at the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) 2019 in Melbourne this week. Their presentation titles are provided below.


  • Adam Chong: "Variability in tonal realisation in Singapore English intonation"
  • Elisa Passoni (co-authored by Esther de Leeuw and Erez Levon): "Two languages, two pitch ranges: The case of Japanese-English sequential bilinguals"


  • Kathleen McCarthy: "The perception of familiar and unfamiliar accents by bilingual and monolingual children"
  • Rosie Oxbury (co-authored by Kathleen McCarthy): "Acquiring a multiethnolect: the production of diphthongs by children and adolescents in West London"

Amanda Cardoso and Dominic Watt (University of York) are also presenting work co-authored by QMUL linguists Erez Levon, Devyani Sharma and Yang Ye from their shared research project, Accent Bias Britain. The presentation is titled "Inter-speaker Variation and the Evaluation of British English Accents in Employment Contexts".