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.