Manchester Voices

Experience research in sociolinguistics in Greater Manchester

Key Information
  • Engage with and make a contribution to a high-profile research project.
  • Develop valuable research and analytic skills in sociolinguistics
  • Commitment– you will negotiate participation with researchers, but expect to work between 26th May and 19th June
  • Host AcademicsDr Rob Drummond and Dr Erin Carrie
  • Three research assistant positions are available across two project strands
Detailed Information

Manchester Voices is a large sociolinguistics research project exploring the accents, dialects, and identities of people in Greater Manchester. Students who join us will be working on one of two strands of the project: 1) as part of the Accent Van tour; 2) as part of the team collecting perceptual dialectology maps and assisting with language attitude tests.

Working on the Accent Van will involve being part of the team that travels around the 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester to record people’s voices and gather peoples’ insights about the way they speak. Working with the perceptual dialectology maps and attitude tests will involve promoting our online dialect map task and helping to organise and design our language attitude tests. Both strands will provide students with the opportunity to engage with a high-profile research project and make a meaningful contribution to that project.