Associate Professor / Linguistics Head of DepartmentLynn Clark
Elsie Locke Building 209
Qualifications & Memberships
I am interested in three main areas of linguistics: (i) phonetics & phonology, (ii) sociolinguistics, and (iii) usage-based models of linguistics. I'm especially interested in connections between these three areas. I think that phonetic variation in language is both a vehicle for social cohesion and a cognitive entity and so in order to fully understand how phonetic knowledge is structured in the human mind, we must also understand how it is used in society and how social and linguistic information are linked in cognition.
- Wilson Black J., Brand J., Hay J. and Clark L. (2023) Using principal component analysis to explore co‐variation of vowels. Language and Linguistics Compass 17(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/lnc3.12479.
- Carmichael K., Clark L. and Hay J. (2022) Lessons learned: the long view. Linguistics Vanguard 8(S3): 353-362. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/lingvan-2021-0050.
- Villarreal D. and Clark L. (2022) Intraspeaker Priming across the New Zealand English Short Front Vowel Shift. Language and Speech 65(3): 713-739. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00238309211053033.
- Brand J., Hay J., Clark L., Watson K. and Sóskuthy M. (2021) Systematic co-variation of monophthongs across speakers of New Zealand English. Journal of Phonetics 88 101096: 101096-101096. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wocn.2021.101096.
- Villarreal D., Clark L., Hay J. and Watson K. (2021) Gender separation and the speech community: Rhoticity in early 20th century Southland New Zealand English. Language Variation and Change 33(2): 245-266. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954394521000090.