Hi! I’m a PhD candidate in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge. My interests broadly include the phonetics-phonology interface and sociolinguistics, but more specifically vowel mergers and instrumental/quantitative approaches to sound change.
My PhD work looks at the perception and production of the many fun and interesting mergers that can be found in East Anglian English, and how any (a)symmetries might tie into social meaning. I’m supervised by Bert Vaux and I’m fully funded by the ESRC + King’s College, Cambridge.