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Visit Mark J Jones

Gloucester Building

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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Mark is a phonetician specialising in speech production and laboratory phonology who joined City University in 2010. He previously worked at the universities of Cambridge, Manchester, York, and UCL.

Mark originally studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) where he completed a PhD in phonetics and phonology. After a further stint in Cambridge as a British Academy post-doctoral research fellow and affiliated lecturer, Mark moved to City University London in 2010. Between 2008 and 2012, Mark has also held part-time positions in Manchester, York, and UCL. Mark's main interests are phonetic universals and phonetic variation. In 2013, Mark co-edited the Bloomsbury Companion to Phonetics together with Dr Rachael-Anne Knight (also LCS City).


BA, MPhil, PhD

Languages: Dutch, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish

Clinical Activity

- Module leader SLM001
- Year leader PG1

Professional Bodies

- International Phonetic Association
- British Association of Academic Phoneticians


Research Overview

Mark's research has looked at the acoustics of fricative contrasts, the realisation of English /r/, glottalisation, phonetic indications of systemic and syllabic strucure, and the role of morpheme boundaries in speech production.

Research Areas

- Phonetics
- speech production
- laboratory phonology
- typology
- sound change
- speech evolution

Principal Collaborators

- Dr Rachael-Anne Knight (City LCS)
- Dr Kirsty McDougall (DTAL, Cambridge)
- Dr Carmen Llamas (York)

Research Students

Laura Thompson

Further information: Speech disfluencies in whisper.

Rebecca Selley

Further information: Resyllabification



  1. Jones, M.J. and Knight, R.-.A. (Eds.), (2013). The Bloomsbury Companion to Phonetics. Bloomsbury. ISBN 978-1-4411-4606-9.

Chapters (2)

  1. Jones, M.J. (2014). Individuals, innovation, and change. In Honeybone, P. and Salmons, J. (Eds.), Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-923281-9.
  2. Jones, M.J. (2013). Phonetic universals and phonetic variation. In Jones, M.J. and Knight, R.-.A. (Eds.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Phonetics Bloomsbury.

Conference papers and proceedings (3)

  1. Villafana Dalcher, C., Jones, M.J. and Knight, R. Cue switching in the perception approximants: Evidence from two English dialects.
  2. Jones, M.J. and McDougall, K. “Liquid polarisation in Australian English.
  3. Jones, M.J., Anagnostou, F. and Verhoeven, J. The vocal expression of emotion: an acoustic analysis of anxiety. 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences.

Journal articles (2)

  1. Jones, M.J. and McDougall, K. (2009). The acoustic character of fricated /t/ in Australian English: a comparison with /s/ and /ʃ/. Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 39, pp. 265–289.
  2. Jones, M.J. and Llamas, C. (2008). Fricative realisations of /t/ in Dublin and Middlesbrough English: an acoustic study of plosive frication rates and surface fricative contrasts. English Language and Linguistics, 12(3), pp. 419–443.

Practitioner article

  1. (2010). Stops. Sociophonetics: a students' guide



Modules taught on:

- SLM001
- SLM007

Other Activities

Practitioner (1)

  1. (2010). Stops. Sociophonetics: a students' guide