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Dr. Rachael-Anne Knight
Senior Lecturer in Phonetics
Division of Language and Communication Science
City University London
Tel: 020 7040 8081



I am a phonetician with research interests in prosody (rhythm and intonation) and intelligibility, in relation to typical speakers, and those with communication disorders. Further research interests include  teaching and learning, including phonetics, but also more generally.  In particular I am interested in factors that affect transcription accuracy, and am working towards a cognitive model of phonetic transcription.  I have published my research in phonetics and speech therapy journals, and have been successful in attracting funding from the ESRC, Nuffield Foundation, and other sources.
My teaching currently covers phonetics and phonology, plus sociolinguistics and research skills.  In the past I have taught psycholinguistics,  History of English, and introductory aspects of syntax and morphology. I believe that is important for me to be an expert in the field that I teach so that students feel confident about my knowledge. I also believe that students learn best when they are in a supportive environment where they can find their own answers to problems and discuss their questions and difficulties. For me these two foundations mean that students learn effectively, and enjoy the learning process. My commitment to teaching has been recognised through several teaching prizes from City University London, and I am a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  In addition, I have published a student textbook,  and a co-edited collection, and am currently working on a co-edited book about teaching clinical linguistics.



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Last Updated 23.09.12