Jo Pearce

email - j.pearce.1@research.gla.ac.uk

Research title: Voice quality in contemporary Scotland: perception, gender, & identity

Research Summary

My research looks at the production and perception of voice quality in contemporary Scotland from a trans-focused LGBT+ perspective. For my Masters’ thesis, I investigated whether listeners use creakiness and breathiness as cues to a speaker’s gender.

My PhD research builds on this by investigating voice quality production differences between speakers of different genders, among members of the LGBT+ community as well as in the wider population, as well as conducting further perceptual experiments to investigate how listeners evaluate these differences.

Publications

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2019

Pearce, J. (2019) Identity, Socialization and Environment in Transgender Speakers: Sociophonetic Variation in Creak and /s/. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 5-9 August 2019, pp. 29-33. ISBN 9780646800691

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Conference Proceedings

Pearce, J. (2019) Identity, Socialization and Environment in Transgender Speakers: Sociophonetic Variation in Creak and /s/. In: Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 5-9 August 2019, pp. 29-33. ISBN 9780646800691

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Grants

Grants & Awards

  • ESRC, 2018-2022, 1+3 studentship for postgraduate study
  • David Murison Prize. Jointly awarded for best performance in Modern English and Scots. 201
  • Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen Prize in Literary and Linguistic Computing. Jointly awarded for Corpus Linguistics project, ‘Language change in terms used to refer to LGBT+ people in UK newspapers from 1985-2018’. 2018.

Conference

  • Jo Pearce. 2020. Does 'more masculine' mean 'less feminine'? Measures of 'perceived gender' in an investigation of the role of voice quality on gender perception. Conference of the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA11), June 2020, Queen Mary University London (Accepted, postponed)
  • Jo Pearce. 2020. The influence of voice quality on gender perception in Scottish English (Poster). Colloquium of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP 2020), March 2020, University of York (Accepted, postponed). 
  • Jo Pearce. 2020. Voice quality synthesis with the UCLA Voice Synthesizer and KlattGrid (Workshop). Colloquium of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP 2020), March 2020, York, UK (Accepted, postponed). 
  • Jo Pearce. 2019. Identity, socialization and environment in transgender speakers: Sociophonetic variation in creak and /s/. 05/08/2019. International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS 2019), Melbourne, Australia.
  • Jo Pearce. 2019. Identities, socialization, and environment: Exploring sociophonetic variation in creaky voice and /s/ in transgender speakers. 02/05/2019. Lavender Languages & Linguistics 26 (LavLang 26), University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Jo Pearce. 2018. Language change in terms used to refer to LGBT+ people in UK newspapers from 1985-2018. 30/11/2018. Corpus Linguistics in Scotland Annual Meeting, University of Edinburgh.

Teaching

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • English Language & Linguistics Level 1A and 1B (2019/2020)
  • English Language & Linguistics Level 2 (Covering for absence, October 2019)
  • Sutton Trust Summer School (2020 session)

Additional Information

Other Roles

2019-2020

  • Class representative for English Language & Linguistics PGR
  • Secretary of the Glasgow University Linguistics Society

2018-2019

  • English Language & Linguistics Department Social Media Intern
  • Class representative for English Language & Linguistics PGR
  • President of the Glasgow University English Language Society