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Name: Rachael-Anne  Knight
Institution: City University London
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Homepage: http://www.rachaelanne.net
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Specialty: Intonation
Selected Publications: The effect of pitch span on intonational plateaux
Announced on LINGUIST :  Bloomsbury Companion to Phonetics
Courses Taught: Phonetics and Phonology, Speech Science, Psycholinguistics, Introductory Sociolinguistics, History of the English Language
Dissertation Abstract: Peaks and Plateaux: The production and perception of intonational high targets in English
Academic Paper Abstract: The Effect of Pitch Span on Intonational Plateaux
Assessing the temporal reliability of rhythm metrics BLSH



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