William Barras

William Barras is a Lecturer in Language and Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen. He has research interests in phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics, dialectology, and the ways in which language is used to shape identity. He has conducted linguistic fieldwork on these topics in East Lancashire, on the Scottish-English border and in Edinburgh, as well as in the coastal fishing communities as part of the Fisher Speak project from which this book developed.