Spring 2020



PhD in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge. King’s College. Supervised by Dr Bert Vaux.

Visiting Scholar, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University, USA. Supervised by Dr Jennifer Nycz.

MRes Linguistics, University of Essex. Grade: distinction [Andrew Radford Prize].

BA English Language and Linguistics (Hons), University of Essex. Grade: distinction.

Journal articles

September 2020

Butcher, Kerri-Ann. (2020). Dialect Maintenance in East Anglia: Singin’ The Same Old Tune? English Today, 36(3), 48-58.

Book chapters

June 2021

Butcher, Kerri-Ann. (2021). Revisiting the vowel mergers of East Anglia: Correlations of MOAN, MOWN and GOOSE. In Hans Van de Velde, Nanna Haug Hilton & Remco Knooihuizen (eds.), Language Variation – European Perspectives VIII: Selected papers from the Tenth International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 10), Leeuwarden, June 2019. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 55-77.


May 2020

April 2020

September 2019

June 2019

June 2019

April 2019

April 2013

‘Why do mergers fail?’, invited seminar series University of Essex.

Production and perception of a merger in East Anglian English’, Georgetown P&P interface seminar.

‘The Moan/mown long-mid vowel merger in East Anglia: Exploring correlations of GOAT and GOOSE variations’, UKLVCQueen Mary London (poster).

‘Under Pressure: East Anglian English’, The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, ICLaVE, Leeuwarden.

Mapping a Merger: Accelerated Spatial and Temporal Linguistic Change in East Anglian English’. Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference, LangUE.

‘Where Are We Now? The Moan/Mown Long-mid Vowel Merger in East Anglia’, Newcastle University 13thPostgraduate Conference in Linguistics.

‘The Changing Face of coronal + /ju/ in British English, Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium, Cornell University.

Teaching experience





Introduction to Phonetics and Using Praat’, undergraduate workshop, University of Suffolk

Li1: ‘Words and Sounds’. Small group-teaching of 1st year students, University of Cambridge.

Li7: ‘Advanced Theoretical Phonology’. Small group-teaching of 2nd year students, University of Cambridge.

English Language Instructor, Seongnam English Town, South Korea

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