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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 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

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 Margaret Deuchar
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

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
Tam Blaxter Variation and Change in Old and Middle Norwegian Dr David Willis
Jessica Brown Aspect, Adjunction and Syntactic Generalisation in Germanic Dr David Willis
Ricky Chan Tonal Information in Forensic Speaker Comparison Professor Francis Nolan
Alice Corr Ibero-Romance at the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: the Clause and Beyond Professor Adam Ledgeway
Peter Crosthwaite Differences Between the Coherence Of L2 English Learner Production and English Native Speakers: An Empirical Study Dr Henriette Hendriks
James Douglas Relativization Strategies: Formal and Functional Approaches to Their Typology and Distribution Professor Ian Roberts
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 Professor Anna Korhonen
Ena Hodzik Anticipation During Simultaneous Interpretation Dr John Williams
Georg Höhn Nominal Structure, Null Arguments and Conditions on the Exponence of Functional Morphology Professor Ian Roberts, Dr Michelle Sheehan and Dr Theresa Biberauer
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
Anna Jespersen The Perception of Sociophonetic Identity Markers in Sydney Aboriginal English Dr Bert Vaux
Marius Jøhndal Nonfiniteness in Latin Dr David Willis
Eleni Kapogianni Irony and the Literal Versus Non-Literal Distinction Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Michael Keane Linear Modal Scales 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
Akira Murakami Transfer Effects in the L2 Acquisition of English Grammatical Morphemes Dr Dora Alexopoulou
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 Professor Mari Jones
Joseph Perry Tone and the Phonological Word in Gyalsumdo, a Tibetan Language of Nepal Dr Bert Vaux
Eleni Savva Incomplete Utterances From a Contextualist Perspective Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Luca Sbordone Default Meanings and the Semantics/Pragmatics Distinctions Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Elaine Schmidt The Acquisition of Prosody in Spanish-English Bilingual Children Dr Brechtje Post
Roberto Sileo Linguistic (Im)politeness Professor Kasia Jaszczolt
Jessica Soltys Off-record Indirectness Dr Napoleon Katsos
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
Samuel Wolfe Word Order in Medieval Romance: A Comparative Study Professor Adam Ledgeway