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Professor Jane Setter

Name:
Professor Jane Setter
Job Title:
Professor of Phonetics
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Responsibilities

Professor of Phonetics

Departmental Widening  Participation Coordinator

Chair, University of Reading Teaching Fellows' Community of Practice

Member of Senate

Jane teaches the following modules:

  • LSMDPH: Pedagogic Phonetics and Phonology (Distance)
  • LSMFLS: Foundations of Language Study - English Phonology content
  • LS2ANS: Analysing Speech
  • LS2EP: English Phonology
  • LS3EIW/LSMEW: English in the World
  • LS1SG: Sounds, Grammar and Meaning - Phonetics content

Jane currently supervises 4 PhD students.

A Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy and Chair of the University of Reading Teaching Fellows' Community of Practice in 2017/18, Jane is currently Honorary Secretary of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians, on the editorial board of the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, and on the advisory panel of Babel: The Language Magazine. She is a regular contributor to the University College London Summer Course in English Phonetics; she has taught on the IPA Certificate Strand of this course, and has acted as an examiner for the IPA Certificate of Proficiency in the Phonetics of English.

Jane is Departmental Widening Participation Coordinator. Her outreach activities include visiting schools to give talks to students, and organising and teaching on our INSET course for teachers of A level English Language. She has also run refresher courses in Grammar and Phonetics for Speech and Language Therapists with colleagues in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences.

Areas of Interest

Jane is probably best known as co-editor of the eighteenth edition of the Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary (CUP, 2011. Her 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; her particular interest is in prosodic aspects of speech such as rhythm and intonation. She has held UK and international research grants and published widely, and is a popular keynote speaker, both at home and abroad.

Jane also works on aspects of teaching and learning in Higher Education, both in phonetics/phonology and in other aspects of quality assurance and quality enhancement, including working with students as partners in the curriculum and on aspects of student employability. She has acted as external examiner and on periodic review panels for universities in the UK and internationally and collaborated with colleagues world-wide on aspects of teaching and learning.

Research groups / Centres

Associate Member of Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)

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Qualifications:

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

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