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Modern Languages and Linguistics
Research in Modern Languages and Linguistics at York, Leeds and Sheffield is diverse and varied from theoretical and empirical linguistics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, language variation, forensic speech science, phonetics and phonology, syntax and semantics.
We believe that scholarship in the Humanities relies excessively on visual and textual data. The field of Sound Studies has, we note, begun to correct this bias by investigating auditory experiences, notably the acoustics of buildings and the role of audio creative individuals and artefacts (Pinch and Bijsterveld, 2012). We argue however that this niche field has not fully investigated the broader socio-economic and cultural environment within which sound technologies developed and has failed to comprehensively address the implications of new soundscapes.