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Dr Joanna Przedlacka

Lecturer in Linguistics


Before coming to Oxford I lectured phonetics for clinical, fieldwork and ELT purposes (UCL and De Montfort University). I am a co-organiser of the biennial Phonetics Teaching and Learning Conference and co-direct the Summer Course in English Phonetics at UCL. I also co-examined for the International Phonetic Association’s Certificate of Proficiency in the Phonetics of English.


I teach Prelims Paper IX (Phonetics and Phonology), FHS Paper B/XII (Phonetics) and selected topics for General Linguistics Paper A.


My research interests focus on experimental phonetics. I have been co-investigator on a project 'Greek in Contact', which looks at the impact of long-term language contact on the intonational patterns of Greek communities who lived and interacted with Turkish and Italian speaking populations. I am currently working on ‘nasal vowels’ of Polish with a view to establishing their phonemic make-up.


to appear        An overview of phonetics for language teachers. The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary English Pronunciation (Okim Kang, Ron Thomson, John M. Murphy (eds). New York: Routledge.

to appear        Baltazani, M., Przedlacka, J., Coleman, J. Greek in contact: a historical-acoustic investigation of Asia Minor Greek intonational patterns. Proceedings of Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory 7. Rethymno, October 2016

2017                Ashby, M. and Przedlacka, J. Technology and pronunciation teaching, 1890–1940. In McLelland, N. and  Smith, R. (eds) The History of Language Learning and Teaching II: 19th-20th Century Europe. Oxford: Maney: Legenda series.

2014                Ashby, M. and Przedlacka, J. Measuring incompleteness: acoustic correlates of glottal articulations. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 44 (3). 283-296.

2015                Przedlacka, J. and Baghai-Ravary, L. Pitch and segment duration in RP: a corpus-based historical exploration. 18th ICPhS Proceedings, Glasgow.

2011                Ashby, M. and Przedlacka, J. The stops that aren’t. Journal of English Phonetic Society of Japan 14-15.

2005                Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, K. and Przedlacka, J. (eds.) English Pronunciation Models: A Changing Scene. Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication 21. Frankfurt:  Peter Lang.

2002                Estuary English? A sociophonetic study of teenage speech in the Home Counties. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.