Our research in forensic speech science has a major focus on the combination of advanced linguistic expertise in sociophonetics with cutting-edge technology used in speech recognition and speaker identification.

We are engaged in several funded projects, many in collaboration with partners outside York including Nuance and Aculab

Our current work focuses on:

  • language analysis in the asylum process
  • understanding ear-witness performance
  • speaker comparison
  • exploring the relationship between phonetic features and the parameters extracted in automatic speaker recognition

For further information go to our Forensic Speech Science page.


Research degrees

Study with us – MA or PhD in Linguistics, Language and Communication, and Applied Linguistics

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