Dr. Rachael-Anne Knight
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
, and a co-edited collection
, and am currently working on a co-edited
about teaching clinical linguistics.
Please be aware that all online teaching provision for
students at City University London is now delivered through Moodle.