Richard Ogden

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I'm interested in a range of issues around naturally-occurring talk, ranging from segmental phonetic details to the co-ordination of speech with non-speech physical actions such as gesture. I'm also happy to work on languages other than English; I am reasonably fluent in Swedish, Finnish, German, and French and have worked on other languages too.

I'm interested in language as a social phenomenon and as a resource for doing things: previous work focuses on complaints, requests and assessments, as well as turn-taking and indexing certain kinds of stance.

I'm interested also in supervising projects that explore the wider implications of talking in time, i.e. an enchronic view of speech (to use Nick Enfield's term). How do we as speakers and listeners deal with the moment-by-moment unfolding of talk in interaction?

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