PROF Janet Fletcher

PROF Janet Fletcher


  • Phonetics and Laboratory phonology (Intonation, coarticulation, vowel modelling, indigenous Australian languages)



  • Janet Fletcher is Professor of Phonetics in the School of Languages and Linguistics.  She has held previous appointments at the University of Edinburgh,  the Ohio State University, and Macquarie University. Her research interests include phonetic theory, laboratory phonology, prosodic phonology, articulatory and acoustic modelling of prosodic effects  in various languages. She is currently working  on phonetic variation, and prosody, and intonation in Indigenous Australian languages. She is a member of the Research Unit for Indigenous Language in the School of Languages and Linguistics and is a Chief Investigator in the University of Melbourne node of the Centre of Excellence "Dynamics of Language".   


Member of

  • Association for Laboratory Phonology. Member 2012 -
  • International Phonetic Association. Member of Council 2001 -
  • Australian Speech Science and Technology Association. Annual 1992 -
  • Acoustical Society of America. Annual 1989 -


Selected publications


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Education and training

  • PhD Reading, England, The University of Reading 1988
  • BA (Hons) Q'ld, The University of Queensland 1981

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, 2013
  • 2013 Dyason Fellowship, University of Melbourne, 2013



Available for supervision

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