Workshop on Working with Sociophonetic Data in Sheffield

Posted on June 3, 2019 by

If you’re interested in picking up some vital data skills for sociophonetic research, check out this upcoming workshop at the University of Sheffield, including a research talk by a certain Dr Bailey. All aspiring sociophoneticians are welcome to attend, but especially postgraduate students and ECRs. Workshop announcement below.


On the 14th of June 2019, the University of Sheffield is hosting a workshop intended to equip researchers with some of the skills required to conduct sociophonetic research. Over the day, attendees will be introduced to creating an annotated database of spoken data, doing forced alignment, and extracting vowel formant measurements in LaBB-CAT, by sociophonetician Holly Dann. This will be followed by a sociophonetic data wrangling, normalization, and vowel plotting in R session. There will also be a research talk with a focus on sociophonetic methodologies from Dr. George Bailey.

The  workshop is open to anyone who is interested in learning these technical skills needed to conduct sociophonetic research, including all post-graduate students and ECRs.

This event free of charge, and lunch will be provided.

To sign up to the event, and see some more information about the workshops and the timing of the day, please click here. Spaces on the workshop are limited to 20 people, and are first come, first served.