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Language and Linguistics

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

 

Experimental Phonetics and Phonology

   
Dr Kirsty McDougall

McDougall, Dr Kirsty

Dr McDougall is a phonetician, with particular interests in speaker characteristics, forensic phonetics, and the phonetic realisation of varieties of English. Her research has, among other things, highlighted the importance of dynamic as opposed to static features of speech (particularly formant frequencies) for characterising differences between speakers, and developed robust techniques for the selection of foils for voice parades. Dr McDougall is also interested in sociophonetic variation in English, and has undertaken various studies of consonant realisation in Australian English.