Merry news of vivas

Posted on December 19, 2018 by

This term has brought us two successful PhD vivas in phonology and phonetics.

Deepthi Gopal passed her viva on 29th Novemeber, defending a dissertation on “Similarity and representations in sonorant phonology”. Deepthi’s supervisors were Yuni Kim (now at Essex) and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, whereas the examiners were Wendell Kimper (internal) and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut/Nijmegen). Deepthi is currently in Cambridge, working as a research associate on the project ‘Investigating the diffusion of morphosyntactic innovations using social media’.

George Bailey‘s dissertation was on ‘Variation and change in Northern Englishes velar nasals: Production and perception’, and the work was supervised by Maciej Baranowski and Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, and previously also by Laurel MacKenzie (now at NYU). The successful viva took place on 14th December. The examiners were Patrycja Strycharczuk (internal) and Jane Stuart-Smith (Glasgow). The commemorative photo is featured below (the Manchet paparazzi were not allowed in Deepthi’s viva). George is currently a Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology at York.

Manchet congratulates! Please don’t forget to send us your graduation photos!


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