Prof Mike Macmahon

  • Honorary Professorial Research Fellow (English Language)

telephone: 0141-9428611
email: Mike.MacMahon@glasgow.ac.uk

English Language
12 University Gardens


Research interests

  • Phonetics of English 
  • Experimental phonetics
  • Forensic phonetics
  • Germanic philology
  • History of phonetics and linguistics
  • Speech and language pathologies
  • The use of computers in teaching and research

Publications

A list of publications is available here.

Biography

Professor Mike MacMahon is Emeritus Professor of Phonetics and Honorary Professorial Research Fellow in the Department of English Language. He received a Teaching Excellence Award from the University in 2008. His specialisms include the phonetics of English; experimental phonetics; older Germanic languages; the history of phonetics and linguistics; language pathology; the use of computers in teaching and research. He also carries out, as one of a small panel of Expert Witnesses in his field, forensic phonetic analyses for police forces and legal firms thoughout the UK.

He is the author of many articles on the history of phonetics and linguistics, language pathology and dialectology, together with a phonetics textbook and software for teaching Old Icelandic. Some recent publications include a major contribution on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century pronunciation in the latest volume of the Cambridge History of the English Language (1999), an assessment of the work of the Liverpool phonetician, Richard John Lloyd (2007), and several contributions to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, (2004-).  He is currently completing an Analytical Index to the Publications of the International Phonetic Association, and working on a critical biography of Henry Sweet.

Professor MacMahon is President of the Henry Sweet Society, a Member of Council and former Treasurer of the International Phonetic Association, and Honorary Secretary and Archivist of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians.

Musical interests: Playing and researching the flute, singing.

 

 

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2007

MacMahon, M.K. (2007) The collection of musical instruments of Sir Nicholas Shackleton. Henry Sweet Society Bulletin, 49 . pp. 53-54. ISSN 0267-4971

MacMahon, M.K. (2007) The work of Richard John Lloyd (1846-1906) and "the crude system of doctrine which passes at present under the name of phonetics". Historiographia Linguistica, 34 (2/3). pp. 281-331. ISSN 0302-5160

MacMahon, M.K. (2007) Using phonetics in a new musical nation: Henry Sweet's manuscript notes of 1904 and 1908. Henry Sweet Society Bulletin, 48 . pp. 23-36. ISSN 0267-4971

MacMahon, M.K. (2007) Simple circular breathing. Pan: The Journal of the British Flute Society, 26 (1). pp. 37-41. ISSN 1360-1563

2006

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 724. ISBN 9780080443577

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Bell, Alexander Melville (1819-1905). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 725. ISBN 9780080443577

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Cooper, Christopher (?1655-1690). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 176. ISBN 9780080443591

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Dobson, Eric John (1913-1984). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 741. ISBN 9780080443591

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Ellis, Alexander John (né Sharpe) (1814-1890). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 114. ISBN 9780080443607

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) English phonetics. In: Aarts, B. and McMahon, A.M.S. (eds.) The Handbook of English Linguistics. Series: Blackwell handbooks in linguistics . Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 359-381. ISBN 9781405113823

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Iceland: language situation. In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 457. ISBN 9780080443614

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) International Phonetic Association. In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, pp. 755-756. ISBN 9780080443614

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Murray, James A.H. (1837-1915). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, pp. 395-396. ISBN 9780080443645

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Paget, Richard Arthur Surtees (Bart.), Sir (1869-1955). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 125. ISBN 9780080443652

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Pitman, Isaac, Sir (1813-1897). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, pp. 612-613. ISBN 9780080443652

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Raumer, Rudolf von (1815-1876). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, pp. 367-368. ISBN 9780080443669

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Ulfilas (Ulfila, Wulfila, Urphilas) (ca.311-382). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 214. ISBN 9780080443690

2004

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Abercrombie, David (1909-1992), phonetician. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 75-76. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Barclay, James (fl. 1763-1774), church of England clergyman and lexicographer. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, p. 768. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Ellis [formerly Sharpe], Alexander John (1814-1890), phonetician and mathematician. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 208-211. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Gimson, Alfred Charles [Gim] (1917-1985), phonetician. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, p. 328. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Nares, Robert (1753-1829), philologist and clergyman. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 209-210. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Stormonth, James (1824-1882), Episcopalian minister and lexicographer. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 946-947. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Sweet, Henry (1845-1912), phonetician and comparative philologist. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 447-450. ISBN 9780198614111

2003

MacMahon, M.K. (2003) Schwa. Phonetician, 87 . p. 8. ISSN 0741-6164

2002

MacMahon, M.K. (2002) International phonetic alphabet. In: Malmkjær, K. (ed.) The Linguistics Encyclopedia. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 264-269. ISBN 9780415222099

2001

Dankovicova, J., Gurd, J., Marshall, J., MacMahon, M.K., Stuart-Smith, J., Coleman, J., and Slater, A. (2001) Aspects of non-native pronunciation in a case of altered accent following stroke (foreign accent syndrome). Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 15 (3). pp. 195-218. ISSN 0269-9206 (doi:10.1080/02699200010004656)

MacMahon, M.K. (2001) Modern language instruction and phonetics in the later 19th century. In: Auroux, S., Koerner, E.F.K., Niederehe, H.-J. and Versteegh, K. (eds.) History of the Language Sciences - Geschichte der Sprachwissenshaftern - Histoire des sciences du language. Walter de Gruyter, pp. 1585-1595. ISBN 3110167352

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Number of items: 28.

Article

MacMahon, M.K. (2007) The collection of musical instruments of Sir Nicholas Shackleton. Henry Sweet Society Bulletin, 49 . pp. 53-54. ISSN 0267-4971

MacMahon, M.K. (2007) The work of Richard John Lloyd (1846-1906) and "the crude system of doctrine which passes at present under the name of phonetics". Historiographia Linguistica, 34 (2/3). pp. 281-331. ISSN 0302-5160

MacMahon, M.K. (2007) Using phonetics in a new musical nation: Henry Sweet's manuscript notes of 1904 and 1908. Henry Sweet Society Bulletin, 48 . pp. 23-36. ISSN 0267-4971

MacMahon, M.K. (2007) Simple circular breathing. Pan: The Journal of the British Flute Society, 26 (1). pp. 37-41. ISSN 1360-1563

MacMahon, M.K. (2003) Schwa. Phonetician, 87 . p. 8. ISSN 0741-6164

Dankovicova, J., Gurd, J., Marshall, J., MacMahon, M.K., Stuart-Smith, J., Coleman, J., and Slater, A. (2001) Aspects of non-native pronunciation in a case of altered accent following stroke (foreign accent syndrome). Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 15 (3). pp. 195-218. ISSN 0269-9206 (doi:10.1080/02699200010004656)

Book Section

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Bell, Alexander Graham (1847-1922). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 724. ISBN 9780080443577

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Bell, Alexander Melville (1819-1905). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 725. ISBN 9780080443577

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Cooper, Christopher (?1655-1690). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 176. ISBN 9780080443591

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Dobson, Eric John (1913-1984). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 741. ISBN 9780080443591

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Ellis, Alexander John (né Sharpe) (1814-1890). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 114. ISBN 9780080443607

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) English phonetics. In: Aarts, B. and McMahon, A.M.S. (eds.) The Handbook of English Linguistics. Series: Blackwell handbooks in linguistics . Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK, pp. 359-381. ISBN 9781405113823

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Iceland: language situation. In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 457. ISBN 9780080443614

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) International Phonetic Association. In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, pp. 755-756. ISBN 9780080443614

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Murray, James A.H. (1837-1915). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, pp. 395-396. ISBN 9780080443645

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Paget, Richard Arthur Surtees (Bart.), Sir (1869-1955). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 125. ISBN 9780080443652

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Pitman, Isaac, Sir (1813-1897). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, pp. 612-613. ISBN 9780080443652

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Raumer, Rudolf von (1815-1876). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, pp. 367-368. ISBN 9780080443669

MacMahon, M.K. (2006) Ulfilas (Ulfila, Wulfila, Urphilas) (ca.311-382). In: Brown, E.K. and Anderson, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Language & Linguistics. Elsevier, Boston, USA, p. 214. ISBN 9780080443690

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Abercrombie, David (1909-1992), phonetician. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 75-76. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Barclay, James (fl. 1763-1774), church of England clergyman and lexicographer. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, p. 768. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Ellis [formerly Sharpe], Alexander John (1814-1890), phonetician and mathematician. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 208-211. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Gimson, Alfred Charles [Gim] (1917-1985), phonetician. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, p. 328. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Nares, Robert (1753-1829), philologist and clergyman. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 209-210. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Stormonth, James (1824-1882), Episcopalian minister and lexicographer. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 946-947. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2004) Sweet, Henry (1845-1912), phonetician and comparative philologist. In: Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, B.H. (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: In Association with the British Academy: From the Earliest Times to the Year 2000. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 447-450. ISBN 9780198614111

MacMahon, M.K. (2002) International phonetic alphabet. In: Malmkjær, K. (ed.) The Linguistics Encyclopedia. Routledge, London, UK, pp. 264-269. ISBN 9780415222099

MacMahon, M.K. (2001) Modern language instruction and phonetics in the later 19th century. In: Auroux, S., Koerner, E.F.K., Niederehe, H.-J. and Versteegh, K. (eds.) History of the Language Sciences - Geschichte der Sprachwissenshaftern - Histoire des sciences du language. Walter de Gruyter, pp. 1585-1595. ISBN 3110167352

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