Phonetics & Phonology


Research in phonetics and phonology focuses on the patterns and sources of variability in the sounds of human language. We approach this from formal, experimental and computational perspectives and have special interests in acquisition, perception, prosody, conversational interactions, and analysis of speech corpora. We have a strong history of collaboration within the Linguistics department as well as with other researchers at McGill and elsewhere.


Charles Boberg

  • Language variation and change
  • Dialectology
  • North American English

Meghan Clayards

  • Phonetics
  • Speech Perception

Heather Goad

  • Phonology
  • First Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Acquisition

Morgan Sonderegger

  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Quantitative Methods

Francisco Torreira

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Prosody
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Interactional Linguistics
  • Quantitative Methods

Michael Wagner

  • Prosody/Syntax
  • Prosody/Semantics
  • Phonology
  • Language Processing