Speech production and perception

A research area within the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

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Speech production and perception research

Our research

Our speech production and perception research focuses on the following themes:

  • Consonant articulation (especially in Arabic and Modern South Arabian)
  • Consonant clusters and vowel epenthesis
  • Speech tempo
  • Phonetic reduction patterns
  • Phonation and glottal states
  • Sociophonetic variation in production and perception
  • L2 and bilingual speech production and perception

We are active members of the Language at Leeds research hub.

Our research facilities are located in the Human Communications Lab.

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Academics and partners undertaking research projects.

Our research is often collaborative and has an international impact. Explore the outcomes of our past and present research projects associated with speech production and perception.

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Research groups and centres

Academic team

Leendert Plug
Gisela Tomé Lourido
Robert Lennon
Janet Watson