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Felicity Cox is Associate Professor in the Centre for Language Sciences in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University. She is the Department's Director of Undergraduate Studies and convenor of the Bachelor of Speech Hearing and Language Sciences program. 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 a member of the International Phonetic Association, the Australian Speech Science and Technology Association and the Australian Linguistic Society. 

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Projects 2006 2017

Sound Change in Australian English

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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, R., Mannell, R., Napier, J., Newall, P., Rieschild, V., Slatyer, H., Tent, J., Lising, J., Mollering, M., Winchester-Seeto, T., Jensen, B., Palethorpe, S. & Tesan, G.

1/07/07 → …

Project: Research

Appointments and Schedules

Phonetics Laboratory Research Facilities

Halbert, C., Proctor, M., Cox, F., Demuth, K., Cupples, L., Harrison, R., Sharma, M., Mannell, R., Yuen, I., Xu, N., Schmidt, E., Kung, C., Nickels, L., Johnson, B., Palethorpe, S., Sowman, P., Kinoshita, S., Tsukada, K. & Biedermann, B.


Project: Research

Online phonetic transcription application

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Project: Research

Research Output 1986 2018

Glottalisation as a cue to coda consonant voicing in Australian English

Penney, J., Cox, F., Miles, K. & Palethorpe, S. 1 Jan 2018 In : Journal of Phonetics. 66, p. 161-184 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

age group

Non-native Japanese learner's perception of consonant length in Italian and Japanese

Tsukada, K., Cox, F., Hajek, J. & Hirata, Y. 2018 In : Second Language Research. 34, 2, p. 179– 200 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

foreign language
Italian language

Prosodic effects on the planning of inserted /ɹ/ in Australian English

Yuen, I., Cox, F. & Demuth, K. 1 Jul 2018 In : Journal of Phonetics. 69, p. 29-42 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Case study: the AusTalk corpus

Cassidy, S., Estival, D. & Cox, F. 2017 Handbook of linguistic annotation. Ide, N. & Pustejovsky, J. (eds.). Dordrecht: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 1287-1301 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
word processing
Vowel Length