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PhD Students in the Department

Current Research Students

 

Name Research Topic Contact details Supervisor
Hanna Danbolt Ajer Adpositions in the Uralic language Lule Sámi - an investigation of the distribution of ambipositions hda21@cam.ac.uk Dr Theresa Biberauer
Dimitrios Alikaniotis Computational Models of Implicit Language Learning da352@cam.ac.uk Dr John Williams
James Baker Split/fluid-S case and agreement systems jb750@cam.ac.uk Professor Ian Roberts, and Dr Michelle Sheehan
Rowena Bermingham Motion Events in British Sign Language: Native and Non-native Descriptions rb617@cam.ac.uk Dr Henriette Hendriks
Tam Blaxter Variation and change in Old and Middle Norwegian ttb26@cam.ac.uk Dr David Willis
Giulia Bovolenta Implicit learning and production gb507@cam.ac.uk Dr John Williams
Jessica Brown Aspect, Adjunction and syntactic generalisation in Germanic jb789@cam.ac.uk Dr David Willis
Ricky Chan Tonal Information in Forensic Speaker Comparison kwrc2@cam.ac.uk Professor Francis Nolan
Rodanthi Christofaki Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals rc420@cam.ac.uk Professor Kasia Jaszczolt and Dr Minyao Huang
Alice Corr Ibero-Romance at the syntax-pragmatics interface: the clause and beyond avc25@cam.ac.uk Dr Adam Ledgeway
Gamal Crichton LION - Literature-based discovery for cancer biology gkoc2@cam.ac.uk Dr Anna Korhonen and Dr Nigel Collier
James Douglas Relativization strategies: formal and functional approaches to their typology and distribution jad71@cam.ac.uk Professor Ian Roberts
Harald Flohr Historical development of Irish phrasal verbs: The Irish verbs coinnigh/coimeád hf280@cam.ac.uk Dr David Willis and Dr Máire Ni Mhaonaigh
Milan Gritta Understanding the significance of adverse health event reports using distributed semantic models mg711@cam.ac.uk Dr Nigel Collier and Dr Anna Korhonen
Georg Höhn Nominal structure, null arguments and conditions on the exponence of functional morphology gfkh3@cam.ac.uk Professor Ian Roberts, Dr Michelle Sheehan and Dr Theresa Biberauer
Anna Hollingsworth Discourse-configurationality in Finnish and Japanese and its repercussions to the Minimalist architecture of syntax avh29@cam.ac.uk Dr Theresa Biberauer
Yan Huang Computational Linguistic Techniques for Exploring L1 effects in SLA yh358@cam.ac.uk Dr Anna Korhonen
Anna Jespersen The perception of sociophonetic identity markers in Sydney Aboriginal English abj28@cam.ac.uk Dr Bert Vaux
Drasko Kascelan Investigation of Bilingualism in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Connection to Pragmatics and Executive Functions dk497@cam.ac.uk Dr Napoleon Katsos
Michael Keane Linear Modal Scales mbk29@cam.ac.uk Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Maria Kunevich L1 effects on learner grammar development: the interactions between grammar and information structure msk41@cam.ac.uk Dr Dora Alexopoulou
Geraldine S.C. Kwek Innovations in the realisation and phonotactics of /r/ in Singapore Englishes gsck2@cam.ac.uk Professor Francis Nolan
Cherry Chit-Yu Lam Negation and Aspects: a comparative study of Mandarin, Hong Kong Cantonese, and Gaozhou Cantonese cyl47@cam.ac.uk Professor Ian Roberts and Dr David Willis
Yang Li Fuzhou tone Sandhi yl492@cam.ac.uk Professor Francis Nolan
Isabelle Lorge Construction of the lexicon in bilingual and monolingual infants ipcl2@cam.ac.uk Dr Napoleon Katsos
Olga Majewska Verb classification for Polish om304@cam.ac.uk Dr Anna Korhonen
Akira Murakami Transfer effects in the L2 acquisition of English grammatical morphemes am933@cam.ac.uk Dr Dora Alexopoulou
Nicolaos Neocleous Headedness in Romeyka: Continuity, Contact and Change in the Hellenic varieties of Pontus nn275@cam.ac.uk Dr Ioanna Sitaridou
Li Nguyen The intertwinement between language, cognition, and cultural development in children’s understanding of kinship terms: Evidence from English and Vietnamese young speakers nhbn2@cam.ac.uk Dr Henriette Hendriks
Athina Ntalli Child L2 Acquisition an496@cam.ac.uk Dr Henriette Hendriks
Carla Pastorino Campos Exercise and language learning cap72@cam.ac.uk Dr John Williams
Edoardo Ponti Network Analysis of Linguistic Events and their Relations ep490@cam.ac.uk Dr Anna Korhonen
Afra Pujol i Campeny Old Catalan and Old Occitan word order ap666@cam.ac.uk Dr Ioanna Sitaridou
Connor Quinn The neural basis of adult second language learning: how instructional methods and behavioural outcomes relate to neural representations of words cq209@cam.ac.uk Dr John Williams and Dr Matt Davis
Eleni Savva Incomplete utterances from a contextualist perspective es572@cam.ac.uk Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Luca Sbordone Default meanings and the semantics/pragmatics distinctions ls593@cam.ac.uk Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Abhimanyu Sharma Language Policy and Planning in the European Union and India aks71@cam.ac.uk Professor Wendy Bennett
Curtis Sharma Interactions of Bilingualism and ADHD cjms2@cam.ac.uk Dr Napoleon Katsos  
Roberto Sileo Linguistic Im/politeness rbs30@cam.ac.uk Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Jessica Soltys Off-record indirectness jms256@cam.ac.uk Dr Napoleon Katsos
Julio Song Flexibility of Syntactic Categories: a Cross-Linguistic Study cs791@cam.ac.uk Professor Ian Roberts
Aznah Suhaimi The acquisition of temporality by L1 learners of Brunei Malay as2043@cam.ac.uk Dr Henriette Hendriks
Alim Tusun The expression of motion events in Uyghur-Chinese child bilinguals at648@cam.ac.uk Dr Henriette Hendriks
Lydia Viñals-Castonguay The neural basis of adult second language learning: how instructional methods and behavioural outcomes relate to neural representations of words lv288@cam.ac.uk Dr John Williams and Dr Matt Davis
Elspeth Wilson Mutual exclusivity in word learning and pragmatic inferencing of quantity implicature ep321@cam.ac.uk Dr Napoleon Katsos
Samuel Wolfe Word Order in Medieval Romance: A Comparative Study sw493@cam.ac.uk Dr Adam Ledgeway
Mengying Chris Xia The Acquisition of Metaphorical Expressions by L2 English Learners mx224@cam.ac.uk Dr Henriette Hendriks
Kayeon Yoo Domain-initial strengthening effects in Korean ky259@cam.ac.uk Professor Francis Nolan
SangSeo Yoo Lexical acquisition across languages sy353@cam.ac.uk Dr Anna Korhonen

 


Recent Research Students

Name Research Topic Supervisor
Kyriakos Antoniou The Effects of Childhood Bilingualism and Bilectalism on Executive control and Implicature Understanding Dr Napoleon Katsos
András Bárány The morphosyntactic realisation of prominent direct objects across languages Professor Ian Roberts, Dr Theresa Biberauer and Dr Michelle Sheehan
Tim Bazalgette Discourse Macroparameters and the Borer-Chomsky Conjecture Professor Ian Roberts, Dr Theresa Biberauer and Dr Jenneke Van der Wal
 
Alison Biggs Interpretable Case and Parameters of Voice Professor Ian Roberts, Dr Michelle Sheehan and Dr Theresa Biberauer
 
Christian Bentz Quantitative models of language change: How learner populations shape language structures over time Dr Paula Buttery and Dr Edward Briscoe
Peter Crosthwaite Differences between the coherence of L2 English learner production and English native speakers: an empirical study Dr Henriette Hendriks
Alison Edwards This English is too English Dr Henriette Hendriks
Chi-Hé Elder The semantics and pragmatics of conditionals Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Helen Engemann The expression of caused and voluntary motion in bilingual child acquisition of English and French Dr Henriette Hendriks
Yvonne Flory The influence of head and body postures on the speech signal Professor Francis Nolan
Calbert Graham The phonetics and phonology of late bilingual prosodic acquisition: a cross-linguistic investigation Dr Brechtje Post
Yufan Guo Automatic discovery of textual information structure Dr Anna Korhonen
Ena Hodzik Anticipation during simultaneous interpretation Dr John Williams
Fang-Yen Amy Hsieh The comparison of relative clause acquisition by L2 learners of Chinese and L2 learners of English Dr Teresa Parodi
Xuhui Hu The Syntax of Resultatives: An Interface-based Approach Professor Ian Roberts
Minyao Huang Vagueness and modality, with reference to English and Chinese Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Marius Jøhndal Nonfiniteness in Latin Dr David Willis
Eleni Kapogianni Irony and the literal versus nonliteral distinction Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Aike Li L2 rhythm development by Mandarin Chinese learners of English Dr Brechtje Post
Moreno Mitrovic Diachronic Syntax Coordination in Indo-European Professor Ian Roberts
Iain Mobbs Minimalism and the Design of the Language Faculty Professor Ian Roberts and Dr Theresa Biberauer
Theoni Neokleous The L1 acquisition of Cypriot Greek pronominal clitics Dr Teresa Parodi
Albertyna Paciorek Implicit learning of word meaning Dr John Williams
Elena Pala Revitalisation of Sardinian: corpus and status planning Dr Mari Jones
Joseph Perry Tone and the Phonological Word in Gyalsumdo, a Tibetan Language of Nepal Dr Bert Vaux
Marco Piccolino Boniforti Models of human speech perception Professor Sarah Hawkins
Elaine Schmidt The acquisition of prosody in Spanish-English bilingual children Dr Brechtje Post
Yan Tao Implicit learning of linguistic and non-linguistic sequences Dr John Williams
Norbert Vanek Cross-linguistic perspectives on temporality and event construal Dr Henriette Hendriks
Chris Veysey Investigating metrics of complexity and their ability to predict the dative alternation in Modern and Historical Englishes Dr John Williams
Nikola Vukovic Sensory-motor processing of word meanings in a bilingual framework Dr John Williams
George Walkden Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic Dr David Willis
Olivia Walsh Language, National Identity and Linguistic Purism in the major French-speaking countries Professor Wendy Bennett
Jeffrey Watamull Mathematical Principles of the Language Faculty Professor Ian Roberts

 

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