The people behind the Accent Bias in Britain project
The project team brings together a wide range of expertise and experience in sociolinguistics, social psychology, forensic speech science and law.
Erez is Professor of Sociolinguistics at Queen Mary University of London. His research is on language and identity, language change and language attitudes, and he has conducted research on these topics in the UK, the US, Israel and South Africa.
Dominic is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York. His research interests are in forensic linguistics and phonetics, sociophonetics, speech perception, and language and identity.
Christina is Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London and Deputy Dean for Education in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Previously, she was a Lecturer at The City Law School, and she practiced law for seven years prior to entering academic life.
Amanda is a sociolinguist. Her research focuses on how dialects of English sound, how they change over time due to changes in society, and how dialects and accents are perceived.
Yang is a social psychologist. His research examines how people form impressions about others in social interactions, and how this process is influenced by psychological factors such as stereotypes.
Christian is a sociolinguist. His research examines the intersection between language variation and technology, with a particular focus on language use on social media.