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The researchers

 

Dr Laurel MacKenzie

Photo by Jason LockDr Laurel MacKenzie directed and oversaw the work presented here as Lecturer in English Linguistics at the University of Manchester and course convener for the module Language Variation and Change. Her research addresses how linguistic variation is structured and represented in the mind, and whether language can change over the lifespan.

George Bailey

DSC_0246 George Bailey is currently carrying out a PhD in variationist linguistics at the University of Manchester supported by an ESRC 1+3 fellowship. He studied Language Variation and Change as part of his undergraduate degree and soon after began development of this website and its content, including the maps and accompanying text. George’s PhD research looks at the internal and external factors influencing velar nasal plus, a dialectal feature exclusive to northern varieties of English, particularly those spoken in the Greater Manchester area.

Dr Danielle Turton

IMG_0558Dr Danielle Turton is a Lecturer in Phonology at Newcastle University and helped plan and design the maps project while serving as a teaching assistant for Language Variation and Change. Her research uses experimental methods in phonology and phonetics to look at language variation and change, particularly in the Manchester accent. She has recently been using ultrasound to monitor tongue movements for different accents of English.

Student data collectors

2015–2016

Ishrat Ali, Elizabeth Bannister, Jessica Bartos, Tara Binyon, Ashlie Blakey, Katharina Borm, Kelsey Bridge, Sarah Brown, Charlotte Campbell, Lucy Campbell, Bethany Carson, Luisa Cimander, Beth Clark, Hannah Clinton, Stephanie Connor, Holly Cruddace, Mia Davis, Natalia De La Torre Bromley, Lucy Demaine, Ciaran Donnelly, Eleri Dorsett-Paynton, Sophie Dutton, Macaylen Exley, Cäcilia Faltin, Caroline Farrar, Pilar Fernández Domingos, Isabella Formisano, Hannah Foy, Elise Gallagher, Shannon Gallagher, Rebecca Gell, Adam Ghidouche, Aleksandra Goluzd, Lydia Grantham, Jack Greeney, Zoe Gunter, Jessica Hallett, Holly Hark, Benjamin Harlow, Dennis Huang, Kathryn Hudson, Reece Johal, Ellis Jones, Molly Joslin, Laura Joyce, Natasha Kalantar, Katharina Kolar, Stephen Kolison, Julie Lalouette, Yuebai Li, Xiaoge Liu, Yuxiao Liu, Paula Mas Ferrer, Rebecca Mcaree, Eleanor Mills, Cozmina Murariu, Amy Murdoch, Jane Neal, Emma Newth-West, William Norton, Marilena Onisiforou, Elena Pavan, Claudia Pimentel, Amy Portwood, Liqing Qiu, William Rhodes, Hannah Richards, Stanley Rigby, James Riley, Natalia Santacasilda García, Rebecca Scott, Rebekah Scott, Natalie Selby, Grace Shelley, Aimee Smith, Amanda Tan, Jennifer Thompson, Emily Twitcher, Charlotte Webb, Georgia Welch, Alice Woodbridge, Bin Xu, Yue Xu, Weiyi Zou

2014–2015

Rhia Abukhalil, Iman Al-Hassani, Shannon Allen, Sophie Allmark, Jade Anderson, Emily Archer, Bethany Armstrong, Julene Arrieta, Kovsar Asadova, Keir Ashley, Katie Ashworth, Amie Atkinson, Kathryn Baldwin, Zara Barton, Jade Blagg, Alistair Blundy, Louis Bradley, Lucy Brenner, Liam Bretag, Lucy Brookes, Hannah Broughton, Kennetha Brown, Thomas Calder, Emma Cawley, Helena Charles, Jiaqin Chen, Sijia Chen, Scarlett Chester-Roberts, Louisa Coley, Joshua Cook, Abbie Copley, Mayte Daecher, Jonathan Davies, Claudia De La Iglesia Sanjuan, Emily Driscoll, Trinidad Fernández-Fernández, Laura Fitzpatrick, Bethany Gargett, Ningyuan Ge, Lucy Giannasi, Hattie Graham, Evangeline Grant, Katie Green, Daniel Grogan, Bethany Hall, Rose Halligan, Thomas Hammond, Megan Hampson, Sam Harrison, Annabelle Harrison, Amy Hinchcliffe, Olivia Holgate, Mark Holland, Hannah Holland, Bronya Holliday, Lauren Howarth, Haoran Huang, Amy Hughes, Eui Hyun, Sophie Iveson, Stephanie James, Danielle Johnson, Rebecca Jones, Nicholas Jones, Angelina Kelly, Caroline Kennedy, Imaniyah Khalid, Jenny King, Yalan Kong, Perisha Kudhail, Sarah Lee, Tian Li, Siqing Li, Junjie Liang, Jeremy Limb, Xiaoxuan Liu, Benjamin Lowell Sluckin, Anna Maguire, Jasmine Man, Vanessa Mankoto, Leah Matthews, Charlotte Moore, Amy Morgan, Hannah Morgan, Kathryn Murray, Anna Muzyka, Ayaka Nagasaki, Samantha Nelson, Matthew O’Brien, Grace Ormerod, Rosie Pendrey, Rebecca Prescott, Amy Price, Lee Purvis, Thomas Quinn, Thomas Reaney, Laura Roberts, Zainab Salloo, Luke Sharma, Cong Shen, Jiayan Shi, Jessica Steele, Razia Sultana, Valeria Symeonidou, Maimoona Tahir, Abigail Tait, Nicole Tamer, Noran Tatanaki, William Taylor, Danielle Thomas, Martha Tomlinson, Lauren Tunstall, Grace Turley, Jennifer Van Hees, Georgia Wadsworth, Keely Watson, Samuel Wells, Georgia Wright, Kaiyue Xing, Sharmin Yesmin, Kun Yu, Lu Yu, Kyle Zabawa, Luqman Zaman, Yixin Zhang, Jiqian Zhang, Yini Zhang

2013–2014

Joshua Arnold, Emily Aston, Hollie Barker, Camilla Barlow, Nicholas Barraclough, Elizabeth Barrett, Connor Barrett, Shelena Begum, Alisha Bhagat, Lucy Bramhall, Joseph Branker, Amy Brenndorfer, Owain Bundy-Davies, Wen Cai, Asa Cann, Claudio Catalano, Yaorui Chen, Jiabo Chen, Laura Coleman, Alana Colton, Olivia Colvin, Lucy Cook, Bridie Cottiss, Bethany Curry, Richard Dackombe, Jannes Dahlhaus, Sofia Dahou, Adrián Díez, Callum Diggory, Gustavo Dios, Thomas Eckles, Asma Elmsallati, Gareth Evans, Adam Fearn, Amanda Fiege, Martha Forsythe, Andrea Garcia, Jasmine Hamlin, Alex Harman, Laura Hatton, Benn Hodgkiss, Jack Hurlock, Saadia Hussain, Hope Isaac, Asia Jamil, Rachael Jones, Holly Jones, Jack Jones, Helen Jones, Lauren Jones, Faria Khokhar, Si Kuok, Xinyun Lei, Ruby Linden, Siqi Liu, Dunming Lu, Rachael Lunt, Michael Mackintosh, Jacob Mahony, Laura Marchesini, Luke Marsh, Adam Massey, Charlotte Mather, Laura Mccann, María Medrano, Louise Middleton, Sonia Mills, Matthew Moran, Donald Morrison, Alexandra Morton, Lydia Morton, Emma Nabbs, Gabriel O’Connell, Robert Oliver, Ziyuan Pan, Rhys Parker, Natalie Parr, Simon Pease, Samuel Potter, Laura Proctor, Jessica Rigby, Sophie Rigney, Liam Roache, Gabrielle Royle, Daiki Sanga, Louis Sanghera, Daniel Sellick, Jade Sherry, Zoe Sherwood, Guy Sigurdsson, Ellie Sime, Kiera Solaiman, David Solano, Marcus Sorton, Eleanor Southern-Wilkins, Natasha Stein, Joss Stott, Abigail Tait, Nicola Telfer, Lauren Thomas, Rebecca Tiffany, Jake Tilley, Saba Ullah, Victoria Wallace, Chad Whitaker, Megan Whittaker, Hollie Wilson, Jiayao Wu, Rebecca York, Ella Young, Sidra Zara, Xiaxia Zhang, Yi Zhao, Ying Zhou, Weiwen Zhu

2012–2013

Photo by Mike Addelman
Ateeka Ahmed, Nadia Atchia, Madeleine Back, George Bailey, Elizabeth Barrett, Chloe Bayode, Melissa Bottomley, Amy Bowden, Faye Broadbent, Lauren Brooks, Ophelia Brunello, Chris Carr, Chao Chang, Grace Chapman, Jingwen Chen, Sarah Conlon, Kris Coombes, Vicente Vázquez, Hannah Croasdale, Ciara Cusack, Thomas Dalton, Gillian Davies, Ella Dix-Nagra, Isabel Dixon, Stephanie Dobson, Joseph Doherty, Kejun Dong, Gareth Evans, Benjamin Fearn, Emma Fieldhouse, Jennifer Fitton, Harriet Fitzgerald-Allsopp, Saidi Fogarty, Jessica Fox, Alice Fullerton, Amy Galbraith, Louisa Gerrard, Charlotte Gibb, Holly Greaves, Zoe Hargraves, Isabelle Harris, Rachel Harrison, Paul Haslam, Leanne Hinchliffe, Huishi Hu, Melissa Hughes, Thomas Ingham, Aina Khan, Natalie Jennings, Anna Jones, Ellen Jones, Kim Kahan, Magdalena Kasprzycka, Emma Kelly, Erin Kelly, Hannah Kendall, James Kidd, Rhiannon Lane, Anna Lawson-Walker, Dingyi Li, Qianchu Liu, Carmela Manta, Frederick McClean, Alice McMahon, Yuyi Miao, Momna Mohammed, Victoria Murphy, Lubna Mushtaq, Abigail Mylchreest, Leylla Najdaki, Umara Nasim, Oliver Nesbitt, Lorraine Newton, Sam Nightingale, Charlotte Norman, Munkhdavaa Oktyabri, Xiaoxin Ou, Tasneem Patel, Rebecca Paxton, Lisa Perrett, Hannah Phillips, Emma Preece, Hailun Qian, Chun Qing, William Quamina, Naara Queiruga Domínguez, Léa Ramparany, Kadie Ratchford, Thomas Richmond, Jennifer Rothwell, George Rowlands, Kathrin Saxer, Miriam Schulte, Adam Selby, Hala Shablak, Sajida Sidyot, Kiran Sheri, Charlie Smith, Gracie Smith, Will Standing, Megumi Takayama, Limeng Tang, Leo Thompson-Adams, Jenny Toner, Kayleigh Treece-Birch, Carly Trigg, Joanna Tripney, Aisha Valli, Eleanor Walker, Lauren Walsh, Diqiu Wang, Xiaoxuan Wang, Mengxia Wei, Daniel Whiteley, Hannah Whiteley, Martha Kelly, Kelly Wilby, Sarah Wolff, Ho Yi Wong, Mingzhen Wu, Yuxuan Xiao, Qiang Xu, Yichen Xu, Shuting Yang, Yuchen Yao, Marie Yates, Yiwei Yin, Xin Yu, Rui Zhang, Yiyi Zhang, Yangzi Zhou.