Prof Bill Wells

Professor

Department:
Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Faculty:
Human Communication Sciences

Research Expertise:

  • Phonetics of talk-in-interaction
  • Typical and atypical speech development in children

Contact:

Telephone: +44 (0) 114 222 2429
Email: bill.wells@sheffield.ac.uk
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Biography

Typical and atypical speech development in children:

  • intonation
  • linguistic, psycholinguistic and interactional approaches
    http://www.stackhousewells.uk/

Phonetics of talk-in-interaction:

  • turn-organisation and overlapping talk; alignment; focus
  • Turn taking by cochlear implant users
    http://overlap.rcweb.dcs.shef.ac.uk/

Current Research Projects:

  • Overlapping talk in conversation: phonetics, phonology and interaction. Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship 2016-18. Research Associate Dr. Emina Kurtić.
  • Meeting the challenge of simultaneous talk for cochlear implant users. Funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council. 2014-15.With Professor Guy Brown, (Department of Computer Science) and Dr Harriet Crook ( Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)  http://overlap.rcweb.dcs.shef.ac.uk/ Research associates: Dr. Amy Beeston, Erica Bradley, Dr. Emina Kurtić.