Dr Elinor Payne

Associate Professor in Phonetics and Phonology

I am an Associate Professor of Phonetics and Phonology in the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics at the University of Oxford, where I am a member of the Phonetics Lab.

My overarching research interest is speech variation — how it arises, what shapes it and how speakers use it — and its relationship to phonology. Within this frame, I have worked on speech timing and prosody, in adult and child speech, for a range of languages. Current research interests include the effects of speech context on prosody (especially who the speaker is talking to) and variation arising from societal multilingualism and contact linguistics, looking in particular at variation and convergence in Indian English, as spoken in India and the diaspora.

I teach phonetics and phonology at undergraduate level, for Modern Languages and Linguistics (MLL); and Psychology, Philosophy and Linguistics (PPL), and at postgraduate levels for the MSt and MPhil in Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics, and supervise doctoral students.

I will be Special Research Leave throughout 2021-2022, and on Sabbatical Leave throughout 2022-2023.

For more information about my research and teaching please visit my Phonetics Lab website  

I am also a Governing Body Fellow at St Hilda’s College and a Lecturer at Oriel College

Email address takes the form firstname.surname@phon.ox.ac.uk

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