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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

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, 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

Cox, F.


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: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Case study: the AusTalk corpus

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

Research output: Research - peer-reviewChapter

Open Access

Glottalisation as a cue to coda stop voicing

Penney, J., Cox, F., Palethorpe, S. & Miles, K. 18 Oct 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Phonetics.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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

Tsukada, K., Cox, F., Hajek, J. & Hirata, Y. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Second Language Research. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access
foreign language
Italian language