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Prof. Jane Setter – University of Reading

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Prof. Jane Setter

Professor Jane Setter
Job Title:
Professor of Phonetics
Prof Jane Setter



Professor of Phonetics

Jane teaches the following modules:

  • LSMDPH: Pedagogic Phonetics and Phonology (Distance)
  • LS2/MEP: English Phonology
  • LS3/MEIW: English in the World
  • LS1SG: Sounds, Grammar and Meaning

Jane currently supervises 3 PhD students.

My outreach activities have included yearly INSET courses for teachers of A level English, and I have also run refresher courses in Grammar and Phonetics for Speech and Language Therapists with colleagues in Clinical Language Sciences.

Webmistress for the Pronunciation Special Interest Group of IATEFL (formerly joint Coordinator), and on the advisory board of the English Language Education Society of Japan; Regular contributor to the University College London Summer Course in English Phonetics, teaching on the IPA Certificate Strand, and an examiner for the IPA Certificate of Proficiency in the Phonetics of English.

Areas of Interest

My main research interests are English phonetics and phonology, English pronunciation and intelligibility (including in World and learner Englishes), phonology in atypical speech populations (specifically Williams syndrome), and phonetics and phonology in Hong Kong English. I have held research grants in these areas, and have recently written a book on Hong Kong English with colleagues in Hong Kong and Macau.

Research groups / Centres

Phonetics and Phonology Research Group


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BA (Hons) Language Studies & English (Leeds); MA Linguistics & English Language Teaching (Leeds); PhD (Reading).

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