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Professor Felicity Cox is a member of the Centre for Language Sciences in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. In 2018 she was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship for the project Multicultural Australian English: The New Voice of Sydney and an ARC Discovery project grant with Professor Jonathan Harrington (IPS Munich) for the project Child Language, Community Diversity and the Emergence of Sound Change. She is a member of a team of researchers from five universities who were awarded an ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities grant in 2019 for the project AusKidTalk: An Australian Children's Speech Corpus. She has 30 years’ experience in teaching and research in phonetics and phonology and is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on the Australian English accent. She has published extensively on the phonetic characteristics of the variety with a particular focus on its history, evolution and variation. Her main research interests include the phonetic and phonological analysis of sound change, the acquisition of phonology, and sociophonetics. She is the President of the Australian Speech Science and Technology Association, and a member of the International Phonetic Association and the Australian Linguistic Society. 

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Projects

Children's speech, community diversity and the emergence of sound change

Cox, F. & Harrington, J.

20/06/1919/06/22

Project: Research

Sound Change in Australian English

Cox, F.

31/07/17 → …

Project: Research

Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS)

Thornton, R., Crain, S., Peters, P., Cupples, L., Johnston, T., Nickels, L., McMahon, C., Johnson, M., Armstrong, B., Cox, F., Harrison, E., Mannell, R., Napier, J., Newall, P., Rieschild, V., Slatyer, H., Tent, J., Lising, L., Möllering, M., Winchester-Seeto, T., Jensen, B., Palethorpe, S. & Tesan, G.

1/07/07 → …

Project: Research

  • Research Outputs

    Australian English: phonetics and phonology

    Cox, F., 2020, Australian English reimagined: structure, features and developments. Willoughby, L. & Manns, H. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 15-33 19 p. (Routledge studies in world Englishes).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Articulation of vowel length contrasts in Australian English

    Ratko, L., Proctor, M. & Cox, F., 2019, Interspeech 2019: proceedings. Baixas, France: International Speech Communication Association (ISCA), p. 3312-3316 5 p. (Interspeech).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

    Open Access
    File
  • 8 Downloads (Pure)

    Can kiwis and koalas as cultural primes induce perceptual bias in Australian English speaking listeners?

    Walker, M., Szakay, A. & Cox, F., 9 Apr 2019, In : Laboratory phonology. 10, 1, p. 1-29 29 p., 7.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    18 Downloads (Pure)
  • Lingual configuration of Australian English /l/

    Szalay, T., Benders, T., Cox, F. & Proctor, M., 2019, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Calhoun, S., Escudero, P., Tabain, M. & Warren, P. (eds.). Canberra: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association (ASSTA), p. 2816-2820 5 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

    Open Access