York is a leading centre for research and teaching in forensic speech science: the application of linguistics, phonetics and acoustics to legal investigations and proceedings. The research group comprises staff and students at the University of York, members of J P French Associates, and a network of collaborators from linguistics, phonetics, speech technology, law, and other forensic sciences.
Our research covers a wide range of issues in phonetics and sociolinguistics as well as forensic speech science.
Current research focuses on:
We welcome enquiries from students interested in postgraduate work with us, and from professionals in forensic speech science or other disciplines interested in research collaborations or educational visits.