DR NEIL KIRK
Dr Neil Kirk is a Lecturer in Psychology at Abertay University. Inspired by the experience of growing up surrounded by speakers of Dundee’s distinctive dialect, Neil’s research investigates what is happening in the minds of those who switch between language varieties that don’t normally get considered separate languages, and whose speakers wouldn’t regard themselves as bilingual.
CURRENT LAB MEMBERS
4th year projects
Language switching in Spanish-English bilinguals
Language switching in Fife Scots speakers
Can personality characteristics be identified from voice alone?
The Foreign Language Effect: does native language affect moral decision-making?
The effect of regional dialect use on perceptions of personality characteristics from voice, in a counselling context
Investigating the comprehensibility and credibility of audio-based witness statements
The effect of regional dialect on "auditory gaydar" ability
Language switching in Turkish-English bilinguals
Mathieu Declerck is a senior research fellow (tenure track) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) who specialises in language control, and how it allows multilinguals to select words from different languages.