Joshua Booth

A current doctoral candidate, I am interested in Germanic phonology, both synchronically and diachronically. As a member of the Language and Brain Laboratory team, my research interests additionally include experimental psycholinguistics, again focusing on questions of phonological representation. My DPhil thesis aims to provide an account of the development of the phonological system of German from the mediaeval to the modern period, with questions of prosodic structure of particular interest, such as quantity and lexical stress. I am currently looking at a number of key sound changes which occurred in the middle period and the implications these still have for contemporary German. My earlier MPhil research examined the impact of Romance loan words on the Middle High German stress system.

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