Zoe Fletcher

DPhil Student
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I am currently a DPhil student in the Language and Brain Laboratory, having previously completed my MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford in 2015. Prior to this, I completed my BA in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Sheffield.

My DPhil thesis is focused upon finding out more about the fine phonetic cues available to listeners that go on to influence speech perception and phoneme categorisation.

My research focuses on quantity manipulation and the role of the lexicon in English, and looks at the ways in which manipulating vowel durations in word and non-word pairs can cue a listener to perceive and categorise voiced or voiceless word-final consonants.

The results of this research are therefore hoped to contribute to and be situated within the wider research fields of Phonetics, Phonology, and Psycholinguistics.