My research program overall seeks to understand language variation and change and the relationship to the historical socio-cultural contexts. Within this program I have generally focused on three main themes: 1. language variation and change with reference to changes is populations (e.g. large-scale population movements and regional variation/dialect emergence); 2. Methodological advancements for studying variation, specifically with regards to acoustic analysis of speech sound and voice quality; 3. Differences is subjective perceptions of varieties in English (as it relates to regional and ethnically variation), the potential bias that comes from these differences, and how that translates into observable differences in real-world contexts. While much of my previous work has been on varieties of English, I am currently involved in collaborative projects that investigate variation and change in two indigenous languages (Tlingit and ʔayʔaǰuθəm) and assess current methods of studying variation in these contexts as well as propose other methods that may be more appropriate for understanding variation in languages with limited data or which are not similar socio-culturally or structurally to the languages that have historically been the focus of variation and change research. Therefore, my research straddles the subfields of sociolinguistics, phonetics, phonology and dialectology.
I completed my PhD and MSc at the University of Edinburgh, where I explored dialect emergence in Liverpool and the population movements that have been suggested to be the cause of this dialect emergence. My undergraduate degree was completed at the University of Victoria.
- To Appear. Burge, Éedaa Heather Dawn, Shayleen Macy EagleSpeaker, Jaeci Nel Hall, Amanda Cardoso and Gabriela Perez Baez. Indigenous Languages of North America. in the The Routledge Handbook of Sociolinguistics around the World, 2nd edition.
- To Appear. Cardoso, Amanda. Liverpool English (Scouse/Liverpudlian). Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of World Englishes.
- To Appear. Hung, Kyra, Amanda Cardoso, Devyani Sharma, and Erez Levon. Biases and speech-to-text efficacy for british English Varieties. ICPhS
- 2023. Hughes, Vincent, Amanda Cardoso, Paul Foulkes, Peter French, Amelia Gully, and Philip Harrison The contribution of source and filter to speaker characterization. Journal of Phonetics.
- 2022. Cardoso, Amanda, James Crippen, and Gloria Mellesmoen. Cross-dialectal synchronic variation of a diachronic conditioned merger in Tlingit. Special Issue of Linguistics Vanguard “Sound Change in Endangered and Small Communities”
- 2022. Cardoso, Amanda and Patrick Honeybone. Dorsal Fricative Assimilation can be quantity-sensitive in Liverpool English. Journal of Linguistics.
- 2021. Levon, Erez, Devyani Sharma, Dominic Watt, Amanda Cardoso and Yang Ye. Accent Bias and Perceptions of Professional Competence in England. Journal of English Linguistics.
- 2021. in press. Hall-Lew, Lauren, Amanda Cardoso, Emma Davies. Social Meaning and Sound Change. In Lauren Hall-Lew, Emma Moore, Robert J. Podesva, eds. Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation: Theorizing the Third Wave.
- 2021. Purnomo, Gracellia, Chloë Farr, Charissa Purnomo, Nicole Ebbutt, Amanda Cardoso, Bryan Gick. Speaker Accommodations towards VUI Voices on the dimensions of Voice Onset Time and Pitch Range. Acoustics Week in Canada: Canadian Acoustics.
- 2020. Romo, Nina, Nick Miller, and Amanda Cardoso. Segmental diagnostics of Neurogenic and Functional Foreign Accent Syndrome. Journal of Neurolinguistics.
- 2019. Devyani Sharma, Erez Levon, Dominic Watt, Yang Ye, Amanda Cardoso. Methods for the study of accent bias and access to elite professions. Language and Discrimination.
- 2019. Vincent Hughes, Amanda Cardoso, Philip Harrison, Paul Foulkes, Peter French, Amelia J. Gully. Forensic voice comparison using long-term acoustic measures of laryngeal voice quality. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Phonetic Sciences.
- 2019. Amanda Cardoso, Erez Levon, Devyani Sharma, Dominic Watt, and Yang Ye. Inter-Speaker Variation and the Evaluation of British English Accents in Employment Contexts. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Phonetic Sciences.
- 2016. Cardoso, Amanda, Lauren Hall-Lew, Yova Kementchedjhieva and Ruaridh Purse. Between California and the Pacific Northwest: The Front Lax Vowels in San Francisco English. In Valerie Fridland, Tyler Kendall, Betsy Evans and AliciaWassink, eds. Speech in theWestern States, Volume 1: The Coastal States. Publication of the American Dialect Society. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
- 2015. Cardoso, Amanda. Variation in Nasal-Obstruent Clusters and its influence on PRICE and MOUTH in Scouse. English Language and Linguistics.