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Department of Linguistics

Associate Professor Felicity Cox

Felicity Cox

Formal name: Felicity Cox

Position: Associate Professor, Coordinator Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences

Personal Title: Associate Professor

Qualifications: BA(Hons.) Dip Ed Macq., PhD Macq.

Telephone: +61 2 9850 8767

Fax: +61 2 9850 9352


Location: AHH 3.519

Web Pages:


Felicity is a phonetician who has been teaching phonetics and phonology in tertiary education since 1983. She has held lecturing positions at Sydney University's Faculty of Health Sciences and Macquarie University. Felicity has been at Macquarie since 1991 and is co-convenor of the Bachelor of Speech and Hearing Sciences.  Her postgraduate teaching and supervision involves students from the Master of Applied Linguistics, the Master of Speech and Language Pathology and the PhD program.

Research Interests

Felicity's main research interest is the sociophonetic examination of Australian English. Her work involves the acoustic analysis of speech sounds with the goal of addressing issues of accent history, evolution, variation and status.

Felicity is a member of The International Phonetic Association, The Australian Speech Science and Technology Association and the Australian Linguistic Society. She is also on the editorial board of the Australian Journal of Linguistics.

A website dedicated to her work on Australian English can be found at

Current Grants:

2013 Macquarie University Innovation and Scholarship Program, $19 880: Mobile Language Lab (MLL) for enhancing students’ learning experience and communicative efficiency in Italian and Japanese, Tsukada, Alimeni, Lominaco, Cox.

2012 Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grants, $60 370: Tobii eye-tracker for testing infants and young children, Demuth, Grant, McMahon, Crain, Thornton, Sharma, Cox, Tsukada, Zhou, Moscati.

2011 ARC Discovery Grant, $205,000 Phonological effects on the development of inflectional morphology, Cox, & Shattuck-Hufnagel

2010 ARC Linkage Infrastructure Equipment and Facilities Grant, $650,000 The Big Australian Speech Corpus:An Audio-Visual Speech Corpus of Australian English, Burnham, Cox, Butcher, Fletcher, Wagner, Epps, Ingram, Archiuli, Togneri, Rose, Kemp, Cutler, Dale, Kuratate, Powers, Cassidy, Grayden, Loakes, Bennamoun, Lewis, Goecke, Best, Bird, Ambikairajah, Hajek, Ishihara, Kinoshita, Tran, Chetty, Onslow

2009 Macquarie University Research Development Grant $34289 The Sydney Accent: Regional and Social Variation, Cox & Palethorpe



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