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Name: Kevin  Watson
Institution: University of Canterbury
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/profiles/Kevin-Watson/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Specialty: Sociophonetics and Language variation and change
Selected Publications: E.G.

Watson, K. (2007) Liverpool English. Journal of the International Phonetics Association, 37/3, 351-360.

Watson, K. (2006a) Lenition and segmental interaction: evidence from Liverpool English (and Spanish). Glossa, 1/1, 54-71.

Watson, K. (2006b) Phonological resistance and innovation in the North-West of England. English Today 22/2. 55-61

Courses Taught: E.g.
Undergraduate: LING151 Introduction to General Linguistics, LING203 English Sounds and Structures

Masters: Investigating Spoken English
Dissertation Director * of: Prefixation and Reduplication in Malay: An optimality theoretical account
(Sharifah Syed Jaafar, Author)
Reviewer of: Review: Sociolinguistics: Beal (2006) (LL Issue 18.3146)
Academic Paper Abstract: Phonological Resistance and Innovation in the North-West of England
Liverpool English
Thomas E. Zurinskas, Analysis of the sounds (phonemes) of USA English (Truespel Book 1). Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2004. Pp. x + 135. ISBN 1-4107-6629-2 (pbk)
Testing claims of a usage-based phonology with Liverpool English t-to-r
How salient is the nurse~square merger?
Introduction: what are mergers and can they be reversed?

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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