Dr Gisela Tomé Lourido
- Position: Lecturer in Sociophonetics
- Areas of expertise: sociophonetics; bilingualism; speech perception; L2 speech learning; acquisition of sociophonetic variation; Galician phonetics
- Email: G.TomeLourido@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 3222
- Location: B14 Michael Sadler Building
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I joined the Universtiy of Leeds in 2017 after completing an MA in Phonetics and a PhD in Speech, Hearing and Phonetic Sciences at University College London (UCL). Before specialising in Phonetics I obtained an undergraduate degree in English Studies (Filoloxía Inglesa) and an MA in Education (Mestrado Universitario de Profesorado) at Universidade da Coruña, in Galicia.
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My research interests are in accent variation in speech perception and production in bilingual and monolingual populations. I have mainly worked on Galician and English.
My current research uses eye-tracking and other behavioural methods to investigate how accent variation affects speech processing. I am part of the Embracing Linguistic Diversity satellite, a working group developing a series of initiatives to celebrate linguistic diversity and minimise language-based prejudices and disadvantages, starting from our University context.
I welcome PhD applications on the role of accent variation in speech processing in L1 and L2 listeners, Galician speech production and perception and accent bias training (L1 & L2 speakers and listeners).
Current and Past Research Projects:
- Safeguarding minoritised languages in a global world: protecting and promoting the Galician language (2021-2023). This project is funded by the Michael Beverley Innovation Fellowship.
- I am a Co-Investigator on The phonetics and phonology of Modern South Arabian: Mehri and Shehret (2019-2022), led by Prof Janet Watson and funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Other collaborators: Dr Barry Heselwood and Abdullah Musallam al-Mahri.
- The role of regional variation in speech processing (2018-2022). In collaboration with Dr Robert Lennon (Lancaster Unversity) and Dr Bronwen Evans (UCL). This project uses eye-tracking to investigate how information about the speakers’ accent influences the time course of spoken word recognition.
- The role of social factors in bilingual speech processing: the case of Galician New Speakers (2013-2021): This project used phonetic methods, perception tasks and eye-tracking to investigate Galician-Spanish bilinguals' speech production and perception, with a focus on Galician new speakers (neofalantes). Most of this work was conducted during my PhD thesis, supervised by Dr Bronwen Evans (UCL) and Prof Valerie Hazan (UCL). A related project on the role of early exposure and continued language use in bilingual speech production was conducted in collaboration with Dr Robert Mayr (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Laura López Bueno and Martín Vázquez Fernández.
I teach modules in phonetics and sociophonetics on our undergraduate and MA programmes.
Research groups and institutes
- Formal Linguistics
- Language acquisition
- Language processing
- Language variation
- Speech production and perception
- Centre for Endangered Languages, Cultures and Ecosystems
- Language at Leeds
- Linguistics and Phonetics
- Language documentation
- Linguistics and Phonetics
- Linguistics and Translation
- Network for Hispanic and Lusophone Cultural Studies