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Phonetics Laboratory
Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics

Past graduates of the Phonetics Laboratory



Date Thesis title Occupation
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Dr Mitko Sabev DPhil 2020 Spectral and Durational Unstressed Vowel Reduction: An acoustic study of monolingual and bilingual speakers of Bulganian and Turkish Research Fellow, Dept of Language Science & Technology, Saarland University
Dr Ethan Sherr-Ziarko DPhil 2019 Prosodic Properties of Formality in Spoken Japanese Language Data Researcher, Amazon Lab126
Dr Rosemary Hall

DPhil 2018

Staging Language in Bermuda: phonology and parodic performance of Bermudian English Research Assistant, The Dialect and Heritage Project
University of Leeds
Dr Christopher Huff DPhil 2017 A Study of Mandarin Homophony  
Dr Michael Ashby DPhil 2016 Experimental phonetics in Britain, 1890–1940 Retired. Honorary Senior Lecturer, Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences, University College, London
Dr Helena Beeley DPhil 2016 The Phonetics of Labialized Velars in Ancient Greek  
Dr Zeynab Raeesy

DPhil 2014

Automatic Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Images of Speech Articulation Senior Research Engineer at Nuance Communications

Dr Heidi Kurtz

DPhil 2012 Stress, Etymology, and Metre in Four Canterbury Tales Senior Development Executive – Museums and Collections, University of Oxford
Dr `Oiwi Parker Jones DPhil 2010 A Computational Phonology and Morphology of Hawaiian Postdoc, Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, and Research Fellow, Jesus College Oxford
Dr Ranjan Sen DPhil 2009 Syllable and Segment in Latin Deputy Head, School of English, University of Sheffield
Dr Anastassia Loukina DPhil 2008 Regional Phonetic Variation in Modern Greek Associate Research Scientist, ETS
Dr Ekaterina Samoylova DPhil 2007 The Production and Perception of Whispered Vowels in English Administrative Officer at Cambridge University
Dr Nivedita Mani DPhil 2005 Prosody, Syntax and the Lexicon in Parsing Ambiguous Sentences Head of the Language Acquisition Junior Research Group, University of Göttingen, Germany
Dr Catherine Sangster DPhil 2002 Inter- and intra-speaker variation in Liverpool English: a sociophonetic study Head of Pronunciations, Oxford University Press
Dr Elinor Keane DPhil 2001 Echo words in Tamil  
Dr Paula West DPhil 2000 Long-distance coarticulatory effects of English /l/ and /r/ Chief Technology Officer, Newton Investment Management
Dr Peter Chew DPhil 2000 A Computational Phonology of Russian Principal Investigator, Galisteo Consulting Group, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Dr Jana Dankovicova DPhil 1998 The Linguistic Basis of Articulation Rate Variation in Czech Career Consultant, University College London
Dr Ken Lomax DPhil 1997 The Analysis and Synthesis of the Singing Voice Head of Software Development, Hybris, Munich
Prof. Chris Wen-Chao Li DPhil 1997 A diachronically-motivated segmental phonology of Mandarin Chinese Professor of Linguistics, San Francisco State University.
Prof. Jane Stuart-Smith DPhil 1995 The Development of the Indo-European Voiced Aspirates in Italic. A philological and phonetic assessment Professor in English Language, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, UK and Director of Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics.
Dr Nicky Woods DPhil 1992 Sociolinguistic patterns in English pitch and Intonation  
Prof. John Hajek DPhil 1992 The interrelationship between vowels and nasal consonants: a study in Northern Italian Professor in Italian Studies in the School of Languages & Linguistics, University of Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Nicola Bessell MPhil   Lecturer in Speech and Hearing Sciences, University College Cork
Prof. Rosalind Temple MPhil 1988 Sex-specific aspects of the voicing contrast in French stop consonants Associate Professor in French Linguistics and Fellow of New College, Oxford.
Ceri Carlill MLitt 1988 Distance metrics for speech spectra - a multidimensional scaling study  
Dr Brian Pickering DPhil 1986 Auditory vowel formant variability Research Professor, IT Innovation, Southampton University
Dr Caroline Henton DPhil 1985 A comparative study of phonetic sex-specific differences across languages Chief Scientist, SpeakSoft Inc, Santa Cruz, U.S.A.
Dr Anthony Bladon DPhil 1985 Auditory Phonetics

Not only a past graduate, Tony was also the first Director of Oxford's Phonetics Laboratory.

Dr Ameen H.A. Al-Bamerni DPhil 1983 Oral, velic and laryngeal coarticulation across languages. Former Head of the English Department, University of Mosul, Iraq. Deceased 1998.