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.
- Clark L. (2018) Priming as a Motivating Factor in Sociophonetic Variation and Change. Topics in Cognitive Science http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/tops.12338.
- Clark L. and Watson K. (2016) Phonological leveling, diffusion, and divergence:/t/lenition in Liverpool and its hinterland. Language Variation and Change 28(1): 31-62. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0954394515000204.
- Clark L., MacGougan H., Hay J. and Walsh L. (2016) "Kia ora. This is my earthquake story". Multiple applications of a sociolinguistic corpus. Ampersand 3: 13-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amper.2016.01.001.
- Watson K. and Clark L. (2015) Exploring listeners' real-time reactions to regional accents. Language Awareness 24(1): 38-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09658416.2014.882346.
- Maguire W., Clark L. and Watson K. (2013) Introduction: what are mergers and can they be reversed? English Language and Linguistics 17(2): 229-239. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1360674313000014.