Beatrice Szczepek Reed is Professor of Linguistics at King’s College London, where she is the Co-Director of the Centre for Language, Discourse and Communication. Beatrice studies spoken language, particularly the phonetics and phonology of natural conversation. She has researched how speakers mirror each other prosodically in natural talk; how speakers of different accents of English use speech rhythm in conversation; and how ‘liaison’ exists not only in French but also in English and German. Beatrice has also researched singing lessons, specifically how classical singing teachers communicate the body knowledge of correct vocal technique.

Beatrice has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and her books include the textbook ‘Analysing Conversation: An Introduction to Prosody’ (Bloomsbury 2011).

Upcoming Short Courses

The Responsive Voice: A dialogic approach to actor voice training
Tuesday 1st October 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

The Responsive Voice: A dialogic approach to actor voice training

Beatrice Szczepek Reed
Anne Whitaker

This course will apply key insights from research on natural conversation to voice and dialect coaching for actors. Current actor voice training approaches the voice as the product of an individual speaker.

Prosody in conversation
Thursday 19th September 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(London Time)

Prosody in conversation

Beatrice Szczepek Reed

In this course, Beatrice will take an introductory look at what prosody is and consider its functions in natural conversation.