Sam KirkhamLancaster University Phonetics Lab
Department of Linguistics and English Language
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My teaching philosophy
I am interested in bringing the study of human speech to life through practical demonstration a typical undergraduate course will see me using hairdryers, balloons, plasticine, a trombone, drums, guitars, rubber bands, a paper larynx, speech synthesis software, drinks cans, and, occasionally, fire. Most of all, the chance to talk to, teach, and learn from groups of smart students is a really fun part of my job!
In 2016 I was awarded Lancaster University's Undergraduate Teaching Award, which is a university-wide prize based on student nominations and testimonials. I have also been nominated for Best Dissertation Supervisor and Best Student Advisor awards at Lancaster, as well as Postgraduate Tutor of the Year when I was a PhD student at Sheffield.
At Lancaster, I currently teach on the following courses:
- LING102 English Language
- LING223 English Phonetics
- LING327 Advanced English Phonetics
- LING416 Experimental Phonetics