Our research in phonetics and phonology is largely concerned with the limits of variation in phonological systems and their phonetic realisation.

Our work furthers both linguistic description and linguistic theory using multiple methodologies and analysis techniques. Towards these goals, we employ novel corpus-based phonetic approaches, as well as behavioral experiments; our analyses range from qualitative description to quantitative, statistical modeling.

There are strong links between this area and research in sociophonetics, forensic speech science, second language phonology, and conversation analysis.