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Visit Mark J Jones

Gloucester Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Mark received his BA in Modern & Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge in 1995, followed by an MPhil in Linguistics (1996), and a PhD in Phonetics & Phonology (2005).

From 2005-2008 he was a British Academy Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the (then) Department of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge.

From 2008-2012 he taught phonetics and phonology at a range of higher education institutions across the UK (University of Manchester; University of York; City, University of London; UCL).

From 2009-2011 he was an affiliated lecturer in phonetics in the (then) Department of Linguistics at the University of Cambridge.

He has worked part-time at City, University of London since 2010.


  1. PhD, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  2. MPhil, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  3. BA, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Administrative roles

  1. Module leader SLM001
  2. Year leader PG1


  1. Lecturer in Phonetics, City University London, Oct 2010 – present
  2. Affiliated Lecturer in Phonetics, University of Cambridge, Sep 2009 – Aug 2011

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Member, International Phonetic Association
  2. Member, British Association of Academic Phoneticians


German (can read, write, speak and understand spoken).


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