- Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2010
- M.A., University of Montana, 2001
- B.A., University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1994
My research is focused in three main areas. In the area of phonology, I am interested in what experimental methods can tell us about phonological structure; an ongoing project concerns the effects of frequency on the duration of consonants in English. My sociophonetic research is concerned with the varieties of English spoken in the Scottish Hebrides and in the western United States. My current language documentation work is focused on Scottish Gaelic, and includes the construction of a transcribed and translated audio-visual corpus of conversational Gaelic (in collaboration with Mike Hammond, Andrew Carnie, and Muriel Fisher of the University of Arizona).
- Laboratory phonology
- Language documentation
- Scottish Gaelic
- Varieties of English
- Ian Clayton, Colleen Patton, Andrew Carnie, Michael Hammond, and Muriel Fisher. 2018. Developing an audio-visual corpus of Scottish Gaelic. Language Documentation & Conservation 12, 514-545.
- Ian Clayton. 2018. Revisiting Hebrides English. English World-Wide 39(2).
- Ussishkin, Adam, Natasha Warner, Ian Clayton, Dan Brenner, Andrew Carnie, Michael Hammond, and Muriel Fisher. 2017. Lexical representation and processing of word-initial morphological alternations: Scottish Gaelic mutation. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology 8(1), 1-34.
- Ian Clayton. 2017. Preaspiration in Hebrides English. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 47(2), 155-181.
- Ian Clayton. 2015. Preaspirated stops in the English of Scottish Gaelic-English bilinguals. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, August 10-14, 2015. Glasgow, Scotland: the University of Glasgow.
- Sung, Jae-Hyun, Diana Archangeli, Samuel Johnston, Ian Clayton, Andrew Carnie. 2015. The articulation of mutated consonants: Palatalization in Scottish Gaelic. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences, August 10-14, 2015. Glasgow, Scotland: the University of Glasgow.