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Postgraduate Study in Linguistics

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Current PhD Students in the Section

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages

Current PhD Students in Theoretical & Applied Linguistics

Name Research Topic Contact details Supervisor
Hanna Danbolt Ajer Adpositions in the Uralic language Lule Sámi - an Investigation of the Distribution of Ambipositions

Dr Theresa Biberauer

James Algie Corpus-based and Experimental Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Dimitrios Alikaniotis Computational Models of Implicit Language Learning Dr John Williams
James Baker Split/fluid-S Case and Agreement Systems Professor Ian Roberts and Dr Michelle Sheehan
Carlos Balhana Deep Learning of Semantic Models of Second-Language English Learners Dr Anna Korhonen and Dr Dora Alexopoulou
Rowena Bermingham Motion Events in British Sign Language: Native and Non-native Descriptions Dr Henriette Hendriks
Giulia Bovolenta Implicit Learning and Production Dr John Williams
Kerri-Ann Butcher A Sociophonological Approach to Understanding Language Variation in Suffolk Dr Bert Vaux
Rodanthi Christofaki Expressing the Self: Cultural Diversity and Cognitive Universals Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Costanza Conforti Rumour Mill: Measuring the Veracity of Rumours in the Social Media (in collaboration with DREAM - CDT in Data, Risk, and Environmental Analytical Methods) Dr Nigel Collier
Gamal Crichton Improving Automated Literature-based Discovery for Cancer Biology Professor Anna Korhonen and Dr Nigel Collier
Sarah Crockford Multilingualism and Cognition: What Are the implications for autism spectrum conditions? Dr Napoleon Katsos
Kateryna Derkach The Acquisition of Articles in L2 English Dr Dora Alexpoulou
Harald Flohr Historical Development of Irish Phrasal Verbs: The Irish Verbs coinnigh/coimeád Dr David Willis and Dr Máire Ni Mhaonaigh
Daniela Gerz Lexical Acquisition Across Languages Dr Anna Korhonen
Milan Gritta Understanding the Significance of Adverse Health Event Reports Using Distributed Semantic Models Dr Nigel Collier and Professor Anna Korhonen
Julia Heine Processing Language Through the Body: The Necessity of Embodiment Processes Dr John Williams
Anna Hollingsworth

Discourse-Configurationality in Finnish and Japanese and its Repercussions to the Minimalist Architecture of Syntax Dr Theresa Biberauer
Katie Howard The School Experiences of Bilingual Children on the Austistic Spectrum Dr Napoleon Katsos
Yan Huang Computational Linguistic Techniques for Exploring L1 Effects in SLA Professor Anna Korhonen
Drasko Kascelan Prevalence of Autistic-Like Traits in Non-Clinical Bilingual and Monolingual Samples and Their Effect on Metaphor Processing/Comprehension Dr Napoleon Katsos
Cherry Chit-Yu Lam Negation and Aspects: a Comparative Study of Mandarin, Hong Kong Cantonese, and Gaozhou Cantonese Professor Ian Roberts and Dr David Willis
Tim Lameris L2 Acquisition of Lexical Tones and the Role of the L1: A Categorical and Neural Approach Dr Brechtje Post
Anthony Li The Domain-Specificity of Task-Switching in Multilingualism: a Study on Cantonese-Mandarin-English Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Qianchu Liu Automatic Detection of Concreteness in Words Dr Anna Korhonen
Isabelle Lorge Construction of the Lexicon in Bilingual and Monolingual Infants Dr Napoleon Katsos
Xusong Ma English Speakers' Acquisition of the V-DE Construction in L2 Mandarin Chinese Dr Henriette Hendriks
Ruijun (Melody) Ma Investigating Childhood Bilingualism and Cross-Linguistic Influence Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Olga Majewska Multi-Lingual Acquisition of Semantic-Syntactic Lexical Resources for Verbs Professor Anna Korhonen
Oliver Mayeux Language Change in Louisiana Creole Professor Mari Jones
Javier Moreno Translation Policies in Organised Activism for Minoritized Languages: A Comparison of Catalan and Welsh Professor Wendy Bennett
Nicolaos Neocleous Headedness in Romeyka: Continuity, Contact and Change in the Hellenic varieties of Pontus Dr Ioanna Sitaridou
Li Nguyen Matrix Language in a Corpus of Vietnamese-English Mixed Speech in Canberra, Australia Dr Henriette Hendriks & Dr Theresa Biberauer
Athina Ntalli Child L2 Acquisition Dr Henriette Hendriks
Carla Pastorino Campos Exercise and Language Learning Dr John Williams
Edoardo Ponti Network Analysis of Linguistic Events and their Relations Professor Anna Korhonen
Victor Prokhorov Inducing Semantic Embeddings for Unseen Words with Artificial Neural Networks Dr Nigel Collier
Afra Pujol i Campeny Old Catalan and Old Occitan word order 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 Dr John Williams and Dr Matt Davis
Julia Schwarz Separate, Combined, or Parallel Routes? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Complex Word Processing Dr Brechtje Post
Abhimanyu Sharma Language Policy and Planning in the European Union and India Professor Wendy Bennett
Curtis Sharma Interactions of Bilingualism and ADHD Dr Napoleon Katsos
Itamar Shatz How Learners' Native Language Influences their Lexical Development during Second Language Acquisition: a Large-Scale Corpus Study Dr Dora Alexopoulou
Samantha Sie The role of Manglish in the acquisition of English as a second language in Malaysia Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Jasper Sim Phonological Acquisition of Contact varieties of English in Simultaneous Bilinguals Dr Brechtje Post
Julio Song Formal Flexibility of Syntactic Categories Professor Ian Roberts and Dr Theresa Biberauer
Alim Tusun The Expression of Motion Events in Uyghur-Chinese Child Bilinguals 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 Dr John Williams and Dr Matt Davis
Mandy Wigdorowitz Language Distance and Experience in Bilinguals: Psycholinguistic and Cognitive Effects Professor Ianthi Tsimpli
Mengying (Chris) Xia Acquisition of Metaphorical Expressions by Chinese Learners of English Dr Henriette Hendriks
Kayeon Yoo Domain-Initial Strengthening Effects in Korean Professor Francis Nolan
Yixin Zhang L1 Development of Lexical Tone from an Interactive and Parallel Perspective Dr Brechtje Post and Dr Elaine Schmidt
Yi Zhu LEXICAL Project

Professor Anna Korhonen