Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Update on Publications and Conference Attendance

Spring Term 2011 saw Nicholas working hard writing articles for online conference proceedings of the conferences attended in 2010, and applying for conferences for summer 2011.

The following articles have now been published:

Flynn, N.E.J. (2010) "Gender-based variation of word-final unstressed vowels by Nottingham adolescents" in: Adachi, C., Daleszynska, A., Strycharz, A. & Meyerhoff, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 2nd Summer School in Sociolinguistics, University of Edinburgh, 14th-20th June 2010. Online Proceedings. [http://www.lel.ed.ac.uk/sssocio/proceedings]

Flynn, N.E.J. (2011) "Comparing vowel formant normalisation procedures" in: York Papers in Linguistics (Series 2) 11. pp. 1-28.

Full papers are available for download at


Acceptance at conferences this summer:

14th Methods in Dialectology, University of Western Ontario, Canada
(oral presentation "A comparison of vowel formant normalisation methods")

17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII), Hong Kong
(poster presentation co-authored with Paul Foulkes "Comparing vowel formant normalisation methods")

8th UK Language Variation and Change Conference (UKLVC8), University of Edge-Hill, Ormskirk, Lancs.
(oral presentation "GOOSE-Fronting: It's happening in Nottingham too")

The ICPhS conference also includes a publication.

Teaching in the Spring Term

In the Spring Term of 2011, Nicholas undertook a substantial amount of teaching as follows:
  • Lab practicals instructor for PG module "Phonological Variation and Change" at the Univeristy of York
    - 8 sessions of 2 hours each, demonstrating use of a variety of software and techniques of instrumental analysis of linguistic data
  • Drop-in office hours for UG module "Methods of Linguistic Variation" at the University of York
    - 3 hours per week for 9 weeks, providing guidance, support and advice to students conducting sociolinguistic projects as part of the assessment for the module
  • Seminar leader for UG module "Clinical Practical Phonetics" at Leeds Metropolitan University
    - 2 seminars per week, each lasting 1 hour, for 12 weeks, teaching and demonstrating sounds of the IPA, English phonemic transcription and preparing students for the aural exam component of the module